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Encounter breaks out between militants and forces in Anantnag

As the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired at them

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's district, police said.

Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of unspecified number of militants in Awoora village in Pahalgam area of the district, security forces launched a search operation in the area, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired at them, he said, adding the security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.

The firefight was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding further details were awaited.

First Published: Sun, January 15 2017. 18:20 IST
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