First encounter since abrogation of Article 370 takes place in Kashmir's Baramulla

Ever since Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, the Valley has been by and large peaceful apart from certain stray incidents of stone-pelting.

Published: 20th August 2019 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2019 10:45 PM   |  A+A-

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

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By IANS

SRINAGAR: In the first encounter in nearly two weeks, a fierce gun-battle broke out this evening between terrorists and security forces in Baramulla area of north Kashmir. This is also the first encounter after the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K.

Sources say two to three terrorists are trapped inside as a joint operation by CRPF, Army and the Special Operation Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police is launched. Baramullah is around 54 km from capital Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone Police took to Twitter to say, "Exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Baramulla. (The) area under cordon. Details will follow."

Ever since Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, the Valley has been by and large peaceful apart from certain stray incidents of stone-pelting.

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