J&K

Gunfight breaks out in Anantnag

A gunfight started between the government forces and militants in Dooru area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

A senior police officer told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the government forces including the police, Army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon and search operation in the Kreeri area of Anantnag in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there.

He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the militants fired upon the government forces.

The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited. (KNO)

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