New Delhi: A gunfight broke out on Tuesday between security forces and militants in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants opened fire, triggering an encounter. Intermittent firing exchanges are going on there,” police added.
The latest attack comes a day after five soldiers were injured after terrorists attacked a BSF vehicle at Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of Srinagar city. The injured personnel, belonging to the 163 battalions were rushed to a nearby hospital.
“Things under control. Today around 6 pm near BSF HQ, 2 cars which were returning from duty when terrorists fired. 4-5 ppl injured with bullet shots. Search operation on,” Ravi Deep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF had said.
On Monday, the Indian Army had launched an attack on the Pakistan Army’s administrative headquarters located along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch. A video of the incident was also shared on Twitter.
Earlier on Saturday, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had lambasted Pakistan for supporting cross-border terrorism in the Kashmir valley, he had said that that the neighbouring country is using terror as a way to keep the pot boiling.
“Indian Army is capable of countering any infiltrators and if the neighbouring country continues to support infiltration, the country can use another kind of action,” the Army chief had said.