As per reports, one of the 3 terrorists holed up in the Astan Mohalla of Kakapora area has been eliminated so far, sources told media.
Special Operations Group (SOG) of local police cordoned off Asthan Mohalla locality of Kakapora, 32 kms from here, around 4 pm on receiving specific inputs about militants hiding in a house, a police officer said.
He said the militants opened fire on noticing the search party in an attempt to escape.
(Pulwama, J&K):Security forces cordoned off area where militants are holed up( Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/ZTfOg0gog6— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2015
Reinforcements, including Rashtriya Rifles personnels, have been rushed to the area to flush out the militants believed to be trapped there, the officer said adding there was no fresh report of firing so far.
Picture of terrorist killed by security forces in Pulwama, J&K pic.twitter.com/FIXUI0qerO— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2015
No causalities were reported in the initial firing by militants, the officer said, adding further details of the operation are awaited.
(With inputs from agencies)