SRINAGAR:  An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in the Hallan Manzgam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said.

“A joint team of police, Army, and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched a search operation in the area,” officials said.

They said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

The exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area. (KS)


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