Militants, government forces exchange fire in Pulwama orchard

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: Militants and the government forces are engaged in a gunfight in Ratnipora area of this south Kashmir district, an official told Kashmir Reader.

The encounter started this morning when the militants opened fire upon the joint team of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army’s 55 RR to break the cordon that was laid around an orchard in Ratnipora village, SSP Pulwama Tejinder Singh told Kashmir Reader.

He said that no causalities from the either sides have been reported as the gun-battle has turned intense.