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Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J-K’s Baramulla

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ladoora area following information about the presence of militants in the area

india Updated: Oct 09, 2017 13:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Search operation turned into a gunbattle when the militants opened fire on the search party.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)

An encounter broke out on Monday between militants and security forces in Baramulla district of Kashmir,police said.

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

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the militants opened fire on the search party.

“The cordon has been strengthened to prevent the militants from escaping,” he said, adding no casualties have been reported so far.

In Budgam, an army officer was killed when a patrolling party was attacked by militants on Sunday night.

The army officer killed in the encounter in Drang area of Beerwah was identified as Subedar Raj Kumar, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) of 24 Punjab Regiment.