Gunfight rages between terrorists and security forces in J-Ks Pulwama

Aasif Suhaf, Jammu, May 12: Pulwama Encounter Update: Gunfight has ended. While one CRPH Jawan lost life, militants have likely escaped from the cordon along with rifle of slain CRPF Jawan. Search operation is still going on by joint forces, official sources told News24.

A gunfight started on Saturday between a group of holed up terrorists and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Pulwama district, police said.

Sources in the security forces said that the security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force surrounded Wagum village on the outskirts of Pulwama town following information about a group of terrorists hiding there.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, hiding terrorists fired at them triggering an encounter which is going on, sources said. It said a group of four to six terrorists are hiding inside a house in the village which has been marked off.

Meanwhile, authorities suspended mobile Internet services in Pulwama to check spread of rumours. Rail services between Baramulla town and Bannihal town of Jammu region have also been suspended for the day.

News24Bureau with Agencies