Gunfight on in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Gunfight on in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

7:01 pm: Both the militants are believed to be foreigners. One has been identified as Ukasha aged 22-23. The other is yet to be identified.

7:00 pm: The Gunfight is over. Two militants killed, while 9 are believed to have escaped.

6:45 pm: The other militants are believed to have escaped

6:30 pm : Two militants have died in the ongoing gunfight between security forces and the cordoned off militants.


Srinagar, March 9: A gunfight was raging on Wednesday between security forces and separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

“A gunfight has started in Awantipora (Pulwama) plant nursery area between troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police and the militants,” a senior police officer said here.

“Initially the militants had been engaged in a gunfight by the security forces in Puchal (Kakapora) village of the same district, but managed to escape to the plant nursery in Awantipora where firing exchanges are now going on.

“Because the militants escaped from one place to the other, the security forces have laid a cordon around a larger area now to ensure that the militants are prevented from escaping,” said the official.

Reports from the area said heavy firing exchanges were going on there.

Earlier on Wednesday, security forces recovered an AK-47 rifle after a brief gunfight with the guerrillas in Hadoora (Wanihama) village of Ganderbal district.

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