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Devotees trapped inside Pulwama mosque as security forces fought terrorists

Devotees trapped inside Pulwama mosque as security forces fought terrorists
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Two terrorists killed by security forces in Naina Batpora area of Pulwama in the gunfight which erupted in the area last night.

Pulwama: Two terrorists killed by security forces in Naina Batpora area of Pulwama in the gunfight which erupted in the area last night.

Troops of 53 Rashtriya Rifles and police cordoned off Naina Batapora village last evening following information about presence of the militants in the area, an army official said on Wednesday.

The Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF in a joint operation cordoned off Naina Batpora village after information about the presence of militants was received. The militants reportedly fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.

Firing resumed at around 6:30 this morning. Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants are believed to be trapped inside the village.

Scores of worshippers are reportedly trapped inside a local mosque where they were listening to sermon when the gunfight suddenly erupted. They are reported to be safe.

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