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Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam

Army soldiers near an encounter site in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

 

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Pathanpora area of Budgam in central Kashmir after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired at the security forces.

The exchange of firing is on and further details are awaited, the official said.