Gunshots heard as forces launch cordon-and-search operation in Awantipora

Meanwhile,a source said that the area continues to be under forces’ siege and there was no exchange of gunfire when this report was being filed on late night.

Irfan Amin Malik
Awantipora, Publish Date: Feb 24 2018 10:28PM | Updated Date: Feb 24 2018 10:28PM
Gunshots heard as forces launch cordon-and-search operation in AwantiporaRepresentational Image

Gunshots were heard on Saturday night as government forces cordoned off Aghanzipora area of Awantipora township in Pulwama district.

A senior police official said that a joint team of army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

"The forces launched tight operation amid some warning shots in the area close to the district police lines Awantipora", he added.

Meanwhile,a source said that the area continues to be under forces’ siege and there was no exchange of gunfire when this report was being filed on late night.

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