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Encounter ensues between militants, security forces in Anantnag

Encounter ensues between militants, security forces in Anantnag
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Srinagar, May 31 (UNI) An encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Sunday, official sources said.

They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Poshkeeri in Anantnag district following a tip off about the presence of militants.

However, when security forces were sealing all exit points and moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened fire with automatic weapons.

Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, the sources further said adding two to three militants were reportedly trapped there.

A police spokesman said security forces were on the job and further details were awaited.

Meanwhile, additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps to prevent any demonstration in the adjacent areas and further details were awaited, they added.

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