Published On : Fri, Jun 22nd, 2018

Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J&K

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Srigufwara area of the district in south Kashmir after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the terrorists fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

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