Encounter breaks out in south Kashmir’s Kokernag

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An encounter between government forces and militants broke out in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday wee hours.

Reports  said that the joint team of SOG and army have laid a seige at Gadole hamlet of Vailoo area of Kokernag during midnight.


SSP Anantnag Altaf Khan said that the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

“The contact has been established with the hiding militants at Gadole and the operation is ongoing,” SSP said.

Official sources said that two to three militants are believed to be under trap.

Meanwhile, in wake of the gunfight, authorities snapped internet service in parts of Anantnag district.(GNS)