Pulwama gunfight continues on second day

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Pulwama, Jan. 20 (ANI): An operation launched by security forces against terrorists is underway in Naina Batpora area of Pulwama. The gunfight erupted between terrorists and security forces in the area last night.

The Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF in a joint operation cordoned off Naina Batpora village after information about the presence of militants was received. The militants reportedly fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.

Firing resumed at around 6:30 this morning. Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants are believed to be trapped inside the village. Scores of worshippers are reportedly trapped inside a local mosque where they were listening to sermon when the gunfight suddenly erupted. They are reported to be safe. (ANI)

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