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Encounter breaks out between militants, security personnel in south Kashmir

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kutpora area of the south Kashmir district

Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir encounter | Indian Army

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Kashmir, encounter, Army
Indian Army personnel takes the position on a military vehicle during an encounter with militants at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday.

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Shopian district of on Tuesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kutpora area of the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of firing is going on and further details were awaited, the official added.

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First Published: Tue, November 10 2020. 08:14 IST