Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway between militants and security forces in Bandipora

Srinagar/UNI: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Tuesday, police said.

Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants at Chandaji Bandipora, troops of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) early Tuesday morning.

All the exit points were sealed, police spokesperson said.

An encounter ensued when militants hiding in the area resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons on the security forces, he added.

The operation was going on when the last reports came in, the spokesperson said, adding that further details are awaited.

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