Militants, security forces exchange fire in south Kashmir's Pulwama

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A brief exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces in Parigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that a brief exchange of fire took place between forces and militants in orchards of Parigam.

However, searches are still underway in the area.

Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Parigam.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.