Military operation against militants begins in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, says police

Pulwama: A military operation against militants has started in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Friday early morning.

The operation began after a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR  and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area, officials said.

They said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon them triggering the operation.

“#Encounter has started at Kakapora area of #Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” Jammu and Kashmir police wrote on its official Twitter handle.


“#IndianArmy#OpKakapora, #Pulwama A joint operation was launched late night yesterday based on own source input. Area cordoned and contact established. Firefight ensued. Joint operation in progress. @ChinarcorpsIA @adgpi,” Northern Comd Indian Army said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Internet services in Pulwama district have been suspended in the wake of the military operation.


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