A CRPF personnel has been critically injured in an encounter which broke out on Saturday between militants and security forces at Aripal, Tral in South Kashmir said officials.
The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Aripal Saturday morning after receiving information on the presence of militants in the area, PTI quoted a police official. According to the police, the search operation turned into an encounter when militants opened fire at the search party, who retaliated.
Heavy firing is underway.
More details are awaited.
(With PTI inputs)