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Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam District

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 January 2019, 10:41 IST

An encounter broke out on Monday between security forces and militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. 

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hapatnaar area of Budgam District following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said. 

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on security forces. 

No casualties have been reported so far in the encounter, he added.

First published: 21 January 2019, 10:41 IST
 
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