A gun battle began between security forces and militants in Kashmir

A group of militants was surrounded by security forces on Saturday morning, which led to an encounter, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

An official said a gunfight began soon after the security forced gheroedPanzgam area of Awantipora in a nighttime operation.

“The hiding militants opened fire during the search operation. The final assault is underway to neutralise the militants,” the police said.

Primary reports said one Hizbul Mujahideen militant has died in the fire battle. No casualty has been confirmed officially by the police.

The residential house, where the group of militants were holed up, has also been blasted.

“The combing of the blast site is on,” said the police.

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