Srinagar: A fresh exchange of firing resumed near the encounter site at Hapatnar in Charar-e-Shareef area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday late afternoon.
Earlier, the officer said that the government forces have also blasted the hideout of the militants in the mountainous area, covered under plenty of snow with media reports saying that two militants have been killed in the gunfight.
The officer said that earlier, a joint team of army’s 53 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following a “credible inputs” about the presence of two to three militants hiding in the hideout. (inputs from GNS)
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