The gunbattle broke out on Thursday, Feb 18 morning, in the South Kashmir district after militants opened fire at around 8:45 am on the security personnel. The security personnel had reached the spot late night on Wednesday, Feb 17 after receiving information about militants holed up in a house in Shankerpora.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Pulwama, Kifayat Hyder, who said that the gunbattle is still on, informed that the security forces had cordoned off the village in the night.
This comes a day after the 11-hour long gunbattle in Baramullah, in which one militant was killed. The militant is believed to be affiliated with Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) outfit.
The encounter started after security forces had received a tip off on two ultras being hiding in a house in Kuchwa Muqam village of Chandoosa (North Kashmir).
The state has been seeing an increase in the number of gunbattles over the past few days. There have been reports of massive infiltration along the border too. This comes amid the terror alert across the country following the Feb 13 Pune blast.