Encounter breaks out in Islamabad

Srinagar

A gunfight broke out between the government forces and militants in Islamabad district of south Kashmir on Wednesday early morning.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 1st RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Bunpora, Muniward area of Khanabal at around 5:00 am.

Soon after the joint team of forces launched the cordon in the area, a massive blast occurred followed by intense firing, they said.

An official said that the joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched the CASO in the area following inputs about the presence of two top militants.

The militants opened fire while the forces were zeroing in the suspected house which resulted into an encounter, he said.

When reports last came in, the intermittent exchange of firing was going on. (GNS)

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