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1 cop killed, 3 security personnel injured in encounter with militants in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A has been killed and three security forces personnel injured during an early morning encounter with militants in Batmaloo area here today, police said.

"On a specific information about presence of terrorists in a hideout, an operation was launched in Batmaloo leading to exchange of fire, one SOG boy martyred, one JKP & 2 CRPF Jawans sustained injuries, operation continues," of Police (DGP) S P Vaid wrote on

The state's shared no further details.

A said security forces launched a cordon and in Diyarwani in Batamaloo area of the city early this morning following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area.

The soon turned into an encounter as the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated, he said.

The gunfight was still going on, the said, adding further details were awaited.

has been snapped in the city as a precautionary measure, the said.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 07:20 IST