Edited By: Revathi Hariharan
Last Updated: March 18, 2023, 11:36 IST
According to officials, the encounter was brief and there has been no further escalation. (Representational Photo/@adgpi)
A brief encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Mitrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama early Saturday morning.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said that based on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a cordon-and-search operation was launched in the village leading to a gunfire exchange.
It is said that as security forces got closer to the site, terrorists who were reportedly hiding in the area opened fire at them forcing them to retaliate.
According to officials, the encounter was brief and there has been no further escalation. Cops say the cordon was intact adding that so far, there were no reports of any casualties on either side.
Jammu and Kashmir police suspect the terrorists escaped under the cover of darkness.
Bus Overturns in Pulwama, 4 Killed
In a separate incident in Pulwama, four people died and 28 other were injured on Saturday when the bus in which they were travelling in overturned, according to officials.
The incident took place on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Barsoo area of the south Kashmir district, officials told PTI.
Four passengers, all residents of Bihar, died in the accident. Twenty-eight passengers were injured and 23 of them have been taken to various hospitals here for treatment, officials added.
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