Encounter starts in South Kashmir's Pulwama | KNO

Encounter starts in South Kashmir's Pulwama | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Pulwama, December 15 (KNO) : An encounter has started between Militants and Government Forces in Kharpora area of Sirnoo in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District on Saturday morning. Official sources told KNO that 55 RR of Indian Army, SOG of Police and 182/183 BN CRPF jointly launched the Anti Militancy operation. Earlier Forces had launched a Cordon and Search Operation in the area upon receiving a specific input about presence of Militants in the Pulwama area. The troopers blocked all the entry and exit points to the Sirnoo area, and started massive search operation during which the holed up Militants opened fire upon the troopers, triggering an encounter. 2-3 Militants of HM outfit are believed to be trapped in the area, Local sources said Pertinently Sirnoo is the native village of Zahoor Ahmed Thokar, the army man who had deserted along a service rifle in 2017 and he is also believed to be trapped there. (KNO)