Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district

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Updated: May 31, 2020 10:17 AM

A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night following information about the presence of militants, a police official said.

Jammu and Kashmir encounter,Anantnag district, Poshkreeri area, militants attack in kashmir,defence newsThe exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited, the official said. (Representational image: IE)

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night following information about the presence of militants, a police official said. He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, triggering a gunfight, he added. The exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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