Encounter Underway In Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Wednesday between security forces and militants in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Binner area of Baramulla district following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on the security forces.

No casualties have been reported so far in the encounter, he added.