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Encounter Underway in Kupwara District J&K

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A search operation in Bagabund area of Kupwara turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated.

Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Friday between militants and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babagund area of Kupwara following information about the presence of militants there, the officials said.

They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated.

There were no reports of any casualties so far in the operation, the officials said

first published:March 01, 2019, 07:25 IST