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Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in Kashmir’s Baramulla

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tantray Mohalla area of Pattan in the early hours of Friday.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 08:44 IST
PTI, Srinagar
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Security forces guard on a road leading towards the site of a gun battle in Kashmir.(AP File Photo/Representative image )

An encounter broke out on Friday 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.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 08:42 IST