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

Army jawans rush towards an encounter site in Budgam district in central Kashmir. File   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

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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