Encounter breaks out in J-K's Bandipora

Encounter breaks out in J-K's Bandipora

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in north Kashmir's Bandipora district today, the police said.

Security forces cordoned off and launched a search operation in Chandergeer village in Hajin area of the district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation resulted in an encounter when the militants hiding there fired on the search party of the security forces, who retaliated.

The gunfight was continuing when last reports came in, the official said.

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