Gun battle breaks out in Bandipora between forces and militants

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 13:40 IST
An encounter was on between security forces and a group of militants in Kashmir’s Bandipora on February 4, 2016. (ANI)

Security forces are battling a group of militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Thursday.

An official at police control room Bandipora said that a joint team of army and police had launched an operation in Hajin area of the district in the morning.

The security forces cordoned Khush Mohalla of Hajin after a tip-off about the presence of militants.

The official said that 2-3 militants were believed to be trapped inside a house in the Mohalla.

The encounter comes five days after three militants were killed including a Lashkar-e-Toiba commander in an encounter with security forces in the neighbouring district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.

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