A massive search operation is being conducted by Government Forces in Aripal area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District on Saturday afternoon.

Officials told that 42 RR of Indian Army, SOG of Police and 180 BN of CRPF had jointly launched the Anti Militancy operation today morning.

During the operation, The holed up Militants fired on the forces triggering a Gunfight, two to three Local Militants were initially believed to be trapped in the area, sources told.

Earlier Reports said that two Militants had been killed in the gunfight, however after conducting search operations in the area, no dead bodies were found.

The forces also bunt down the house in which Militants were believed to be holed up, Locals told.

Meanwhile locals said that Hammad Khan who was initially believed to have been killed appeared at his native area in Seer Jagir and fired in the air.

The search operation was on when this report was filed.