Militants trapped as gunfight erupts in Anantnag village

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ANANTNAG — An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Nowgam Shahabad area of Anantnag district on Saturday morning.

An official told KNO that encounter started after a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of Army’s 19 RR, CRPF and SoG in the area.

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The cordon and search operation was launched after the security forces received specific inputs that some militants were hiding in the area.

As forces zeroed towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter, he said. Sources said that 2 to 3 militants are believed to be hiding in the area.

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