House engulfed in flames as top commander trapped in northern India

House engulfed in flames as top commander trapped in northern India

A house in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir is ablaze as security forces engage in an ongoing encounter, with reports suggesting a top commander of a militant is trapped inside.

The incident took place at Nihama area of Pulwama district on June 3.

Visuals showed smoke billowing from the vicinity where the suspects are believed to be trapped, adding to the intensity of the situation.

An intense encounter has unfolded between security forces and suspected militants in the Nihama area of Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. The operation, initiated based on specific intelligence inputs, escalated into gunfire exchanges between the two parties.

Early Monday morning, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces in the Nihama area of Pulwama, responding to credible information regarding the presence of militants in the vicinity. The situation quickly escalated into an encounter when the militants opened fire on the approaching security personnel. In retaliation, the security forces returned fire, leading to an ongoing exchange of gunfire.

As per official reports, no casualties have been reported from either side at the time of this report. The Kashmir Zone Police, in a statement, confirmed the unfolding situation, indicating that security forces are actively engaged in the operation.

While the exact identities of the trapped individuals remain unconfirmed, it is believed that a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and his associate are holed up inside the targeted house.

Authorities continue to monitor the situation closely, with further updates awaited as the encounter progresses.

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