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2 encounters between security forces, militants underway in J&K

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Press Trust of India Srinagar
Two encounters broke out between militants and security forces on Thursday morning in Anantnag and Budgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Qazigund of Anantnag district after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area, the official said.
The search operation turned into an encounter with militants when the insurgents opened fire on the security forces, he said.
In another operation in Panzan area of Budgam district, security forces were locked in a gunbattle with militants hiding in a village, the official said., adding that there were no reports of casualties so far.
Authorities have suspended Internet services in Srinagar and adjoining areas without providing any reason.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 6:30 AM IST

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