Gunfight erupts in Budgam village in central Kashmir


An encounter ensued between militants and forces in Futlipora Pakharpora village of central Kashmir’s district of Budgam early Thursday morning, reports said.

They said that on a tip off about the presence of militants, forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir launched a joint search operation in a village in Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam district early this morning.

The hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering a gunfight. The number of militants trapped was not immediately known.

Reports said two to four militants are believed to be trapped inside the house, belonging to Muhammad Asadullah.

Heavy exchange of fire was going on at the time of filing of this report.

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