Gunfight rage in south Kashmir

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KULGAM, APR 23 (UNI):- Army Jawan stand guard near the encounter site in the Mirhama area of Kulgam District, two militants killed on Saturday. (File Photo)

Srinagar, June 3 (UNI) A gun battle erupted between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday evening, officials said.

They said the gun battle erupted at Rishipora during a cordon and a search operation in the area following an input about the presence of militants in the area.

“As the joint team of security forces cordoned the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists opened fire upon them, triggering a gunfight,” a security official said.

Police said the joint forces were still on the job.

“Encounter has started at Rishipora area of Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow”, J&K police tweet said.

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