Kashmir: Shots fired during anti-stone pelter operations, manhunt launched to nab gunman

Security forces came under fire when they entered a home in Pulwama's Batnoor Lassipora to nab a suspected stone pelter.

Anti-stone pelter operations in the Valley led to gunshots being fired in Pulwama's Batnoor Lassipora area Monday morning.

Personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operations Group and the 182 and 183 Rashtriya Rifles reached the Batnur village to pick up a suspected stone pelter. The troops came under fire as they entered the multi-storied home at around 2.15 am Monday.

The forces did not retaliate and the gunman is presumed to have escaped in the commotion that followed the initial fire. Forces have launched a manhunt to nab the suspect(s).

Earlier this month, two civilians were killed as a result of an encounter, in which in two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed.

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