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Encounter breaks out in south Kashmir

Photo clicked by Umar Ganie/KM

Srinagar: An encounter between militants and security forces broke out in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, the police said.

The encounter started after security forces got a specific input about the presence of militants in the Srigufwara area of Anantnag.

 

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the militants were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire triggering the encounter.

Two to three militants are believed to be holed up.

It is a joint operation by the police and the army.

“Encounter has started at Srigufwara area of Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job,” police said in a statement.

Like yesterday and many such days in June, today news in Kashmir is again about an encounter which usually ends in killing of the local militants.

The trend has spiked in the last two months even as the year so far has seen killing of over 100 militants.