Militants flee after brief gunfight in Anantnag

Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo: Reshi Irshad)

ANANTNAG — Militants “seem to have fled” after an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army in Marhama Sangam area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, a police officer said on Tuesday.

He said that the militants and the joint team of forces had exchanged fire after the former attacked a patrol party in Marhama area this afternoon.

“It seems that the militants have managed to flee. However, the searches in the area are still underway,” the officer said.

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There was no loss of life or injury reported during the firefight.

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