Gunfight erupts in Pulwama

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Qayoom Khan

Pulwama,  April 5 (GNS): An encounter starts  between government forces and a group of militants at Gudoora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday afternoon.

“Joint team of Army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF cordoned off the Gudoora village following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area”, a senior police officer told news agency Global News Service (GNS).

Soon after the joint team of forces intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, the officer said, adding that the militants hiding inside the area opened fire triggering off an encounter.

When reports last came in, the gunfight was going on in the area.