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Security forces exchange fire with militants in Kashmir’s Bandipora

The militants disembarked from a vehicle and opened fire towards security forces who retaliated.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2017 13:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
Militants,Bandipore,Militancy in Kashmir
Security personnel take positions to combat militants in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.(PTI Photo/ Representative image)

A brief exchange of fire took place between security forces and militants in Bandipora district late Monday night, police said.

A joint party of the Army and police signalled a taxi to stop at Bandipora late last night during routine checking, a police official said on Tuesday.

He said the driver of the vehicle ignored the signal and brought the vehicle to a halt some distance away.

“The militants disembarked from the vehicle and opened fire towards security forces who retaliated.However, the militants managed to escape from the spot under the cover of darkness, leaving behind the vehicle they were travelling in,” the official said.

He said the vehicle was seized and during search, the security forces recovered a hand grenade and some empty cartridges from it.

First Published: Jul 25, 2017 12:55 IST