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Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in Srinagar

Published: 12th Oct 2020 9:31 am

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Monday, police said.

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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Old Barzulla area of the city here in the early hours of Monday after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

Around 7:45 AM, when searches were underway, the militants opened on the forces, he said.
The forces retaliated and an encounter ensued, he added.

After the initial contact, there was a lull for half an hour and then the firing resumed, the official said.

The operation is underway and further details are awaited, he said.

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