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

Updates from :  The Hindu :

Security forces launch search operation in Kuthpora area in Budgam district

An encounter broke out Wednesday between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kuthpora area of Budgam in the morning, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

The militants opened fire towards the security forces who were carrying out searches, he said.

The firing was retaliated by the forces, leading to a gun battle, the official said, adding there was no report of any injury or casualty.

The authorities have snapped internet services in Budgam as a precautionary measure.

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