Violent clash erupts in northern India: security forces engage militants

Violent clash erupts in northern India: security forces engage militants

A tense standoff erupted in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir, as security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Nihama area.

The incident took place in Pulwama district on June 3.

Visuals showed fire smoke in the area with officials on patrolling duty and vehicles stopped at police checkpoints for checking for security purposes.

The operation, triggered by specific intelligence regarding the presence of militants, quickly escalated into an exchange of gunfire between security personnel and insurgents.

According to a police official, the militants opened fire on the search party, prompting a swift response from the security forces. The exchange of gunfire continues, with no reports of casualties on either side as of now.

This recent clash adds to a series of security operations in the region. On May 17, a joint operation by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police led to the recovery of a significant cache of arms, ammunition, and war-like stores in Kupwara during ‘Operation Kot Nala’. Additionally, three Indian Army lieutenant colonels and 13 others were implicated in a violent attack on Kupwara police station on May 30.

Earlier, on May 6, the Indian Army successfully eliminated three terrorists in “Operation Redwani Payeen” in Kulgam, following an intensive 40-hour vigil.

These developments underscore the persistent security challenges facing Jammu and Kashmir, as security forces continue their efforts to combat insurgency and maintain peace in the region.

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