J-K: Encounter on between militants and security forces in Arwani

An encounter is ongoing between security forces and trapped militants in Arwani area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said on Thursday morning.

“A fire-fight is raging on in Arwani. Nothing can be said yet about the number of militants trapped there,” Anantnag superintendent of police Zubair Khan told HT.

Although local media reports said that civilians tried to break the cordon and clashed with security forces, but an official at the police control room, Anantnag, said there were no clashes.

The exchange of fire comes after a reported cordon and search operation in the area on Wednesday night.