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Encounter between security forces and militants in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Batamaloo area here today, police said.

Based on specific information about the presence of militants in Diyarwani in Batamaloo area of the city, security forces launched a cordon and in the area early this morning, a said.

He said the turned into an encounter as the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

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

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

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 06:00 IST