Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Pathanpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.

According to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Pathanpora.

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As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants.

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As this report was being filed, the intermittent firing was going on.

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