Encounter Underway In J&K’s Anantnag

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said on Sunday.

Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of unspecified number of terrorists in Awoora village in Pahalgam area of the district, security forces launched a search operation in the area, a police official said.

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As the forces were conducting search operation, the hiding terrorists fired at them, he said, adding the security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.

The firefight was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding further details were awaited

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