Encounter ensues b/w militants, security forces in Tral

Srinagar, Jan 3 An encounter ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in forest area in Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, a police spokesman said.

He said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO in the woods at Gulshanpora, Tral, Awantipora in Pulwama this morning.

He said when the security forces moving towards higher reaches, militants hiding there opened fire. Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he added and said further details are awaited.

Additional security forces have been deployed in the plains in the area to prevent any law and order problem. However, reports of clashes between demonstrators and security forces were received in some areas of Tral.

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