South Kashmir:Gunfight breaks out in Anantnag

Srinagar, June 22:Encounter starts between militants and security forces in Verinag forests of South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.

According to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army's 02 Para and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Verinag forests.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. More details will follow soon.(GNS)

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