Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J&K

PTI Srinagar | Updated on February 16, 2018

File photo of security personnel take position during an encounter in Baramulla district.   -  The Hindu

No casualties have been reported so far

An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tantray Mohalla area of Pattan in the early hours, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the hiding militants fired on the joint search party.

No casualties have been reported so far, the official said, adding that the operation was underway till last reports came in.

Published on February 16, 2018

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