Srinagar: Six militant were killed in a fierce encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Saturday, official sources said.Mobile internet service has been suspended as clashes broke out in the area.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Armpora, Tral, in Pulwama early this morning following a tip off about the presence of militants.
When the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants hiding there opened fire, the sources said, adding that the fire was returned, ensuing in a fierce encounter.
Six militants of Gazwatul-Ansar outfit were killed. However, search operation in the area was going on when the reports last came in.
The mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Additional security forces and state police personnel have been deployed to prevent any demonstration near the encounter site.(UNI)