Three Militants have reportedly been killed at Pulwama where an encounter had raged at Chatpora area in South Kashmir on Friday afternoon.
Official sources told The Kashmiriyat that 55 RR of Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu Kashmir police are jointly conducting the Militancy Operation.
Earlier forces had lainched a cordon and search operation in the area.
The hiding Militants opened fire upon the troops, triggering a Gunfight.
Massive Clashes have Erupted in the area as hundreds of youth from the nearby villages have reached Chatpora area shouting pro Freedom and Pro Islam slogans.
The youth hurled stones on Government Forces who in retaliation fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesting youth.
The clashes were going on when this report was filed while intermittent firing was on.
Locals told The Kashmiriyat that Abu Hanzalla, the commander of Lashkar e Taiba for Pulwama was trapped at the encounter site along with his associates.
Meanwhile mobile internet services have been snapped in the Pulwama District.
3:20: Firing that had stopped has resumed again as more reinforcements have been rushed to the spot.
3:33: protesters swell in size, Army fires in the air to disperse the protesting youth.
3:45: Civilians still trapped inside as per officials, “We are trying our best to rescue them,” an official told The Kashmiriyat.
4:00: As per locals the second Militant trapped at the encounter site is a local from Maczpuna in Pulwama.
4:02: Massive Blast heard near the encounter site.
4:10: Another massive blast heard near the encounter site.
4:20: Firdous Ahmed (Abu Hanzalla) of Lashkar e Taiba, Hizb commander for Pulwama likely trapped.
4: 25: Intense tear smoke shelling on protesters, the number of injured taken to District Hospital Pulwama as confirmed to The Kashmiriyat Hospital officials in Pulwama is six.
4:30: Another Huge Blast heard, More forces rushed in, as troops inch closer to the spot where Militants are believed to be trapped, firing Continues.
4: 40: Local sources informed The Kashmiriyat that Firdous Mir has called his family to tell them that he is trapped at the encounter site.
4: 55: Civilians rescued from the house, Firing continues on both the sides.
5:00: civilian hit with a bullet, Injuries rise to 8
5:15: One civilian Zubair hit with a bullet, Hospital Sources confirmed to The Kashmiriyat that his condition is critical.
5:20: Injured youth Shifted to Srinagar for treatment,
5:30: One Militant has been reportedly Killed, Gunfight continues.
5:45: 3 Militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight. Their Identities likely are, Firdous Ahmed from Machpuna Pulwama, Hilal Ahmed, Lassipora Pulwama and Sajad @Abu Mansoor from Kupwara, Official confirmation awaited, Search Ops On