Srinagar: Encounter started between militants and government forces in Chewa Ullar area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Awantipora on Thursday.
According to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 42 and 180 BN CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chewa Ullad.
As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.
A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants.
Pertinently, this is second encounter of the day, earlier two militants were killed in North Kashmir’s Sopore.
Till this report was being filed intermittent firing was going on.(GNS)
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