Gunfight Breaks Out in North Kashmir


SRINAGAR: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in the Hathlanga area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, police said.

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Taking to social media handle X, Kashmir Zone Police, “#Encounter has started between #terrorists and Army & Baramulla Police in forward area of #Uri, Hathlanga in #Baramulla district. Further details shall follow:”

GNS reported that a joint team of Police and the army launched a cordon and search operation in Hathlanga area.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.


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