Encounter rages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar

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An army personnel taking position near the gunfight site Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla. File Image
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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Keshwan forest area of Kishtwar district.

Official sources said that earlier a search operation was jointly launched by Army and Kishtwar Police after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants in the area.

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“As the searches were intensified, the hiding militants opened fire which was retaliated by forces triggering encounter in the area,” the official said. Further details are emerging. (KNO)