J&K Police chase away protestors in Kashmir
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SRINAGAR — Militants have reportedly broken the cordon in Tangwapa hamlet of Kokernag and have escaped from the site after brief exchange of firing.

Reports said that the trapped militants took advantage of the darkness in the dead of the night and escaped from the spot.

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Official sources said that the militants have likely escaped from the spot and search operation is about to end in the area.

Earlier on Saturday night at around 2 AM, a joint team of forces including Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police and 19 RR of Army laid a siege around Tangpawa village of Kokernag in Anantnag and started cordon and search operation (CASO).

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When the search operation was in progress, militants hiding in the village opened random fire upon the government forces. “The forces retaliated to the fire. The exchange of fire continued for some time,” official added.

There is complete silence in the area from last eight hours and search operation is on in the area, official sources said.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped mobile internet service in the area amid apprehensions of law and order.

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