Encounter ensues b/w militants, security forces in Srinagar

Srinagar : An encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Monday in the outskirts of the Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

He said on a tip-off about the presence of militants at Khanmoh area of city outskirts, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation in the wee hours today.

All the roads leading to the area were closed and exit point sealed, he said, adding that when the security forces were moving towards a particular area encounter ensued.

Further details are awaited, they said.

However, locals said they heard firing shots for about few seconds from the area. There was no firing for the past about 45 minutes, they said adding additional security forces have been deployed in the adjoining areas.

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