Encounter breaks out in Kulgam

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Kulgam district in southern Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

The forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Damhal Hanjipora area of the south Kashmir district during the night after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches in the area, militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter.

The gunfight is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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