Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ladoora area following information about the presence of militants in the area.

Published: 09th October 2017 12:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2017 01:17 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in Baramulla district of Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ladoora area following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the militants opened fire on the search party.

"The cordon has been strengthened to prevent the militants from escaping," he said, adding no casualties have been reported so far.

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