Gunfight starts in Anantnag

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Anantnag: A gunfight broke out between suspected militants and the government forces at Kawarigam village of Achabal hamlet in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

He said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

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