Encounter started between government forces and militants after forces launched a massive cordon and search operation in the Kharpora area of Arwani belt in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reports said that Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police jointly launched an anti militancy operation in the area.
They said that following an input about militant presence in the area, the troops jointly launched a CASO.
Soon after forces zeroed in the spot where militants were hiding, a gunfight ensued between the militants and government forces
Pertinently Arwani is the native of Lashkar e Toiba district commander Azad Malik alias Dada who recently appeared in the list of Most wanted Militants.