In Jammu & Kashmir, an operation launched by security forces against terrorists is underway in Pulwama district. The gunfight erupted between terrorists and security forces in the area late yesterday evening. IGP Kashmir Javed Mujtaba Gillani told AIR that the operation is in progress till now. The Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police and CRPF in a joint operation cordoned off Naina Batpora village of Pulwama district after specific information about the presence of militants. The militants reportedly fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.

Reports said the firing resumed around 6:30 this morning. Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants are believed to be trapped inside the village. Scores of worshippers were reported to be trapped inside a local Jamia Masjid who were listening to sermon in the mosque when gunfight suddenly erupted in the area. They are reported to be safe.

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