Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — A gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Poshkreeri area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday morning.

Official sources said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 3 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area on Saturday late night.

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He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between the forces and militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

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“Encounter has started at #Poshkreeri area of #Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” Police said in a tweet.

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