Budgam encounter: One militant killed during crossfire in central Kashmir's Chadoora; mobile services suspended

A militant was shot dead in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in central Kashmir's Chadoora.

Press Trust of India June 30, 2019 10:14:20 IST
Budgam encounter: One militant killed during crossfire in central Kashmir's Chadoora; mobile services suspended
  • Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir

  • According to the police official, the militants fired upon them when the forces were conducting searches

  • The police official also notified that the exchange of firing was currently going on

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in Chadoora area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

"The encounter process is underway and one terrorist has been killed during the cross firing. The operation will continue for a while as an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces is still going on," Sub Inspector, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Vinay Kumar told ANI.

Mobile and internet services have been suspended in the area.

"Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bugam area of Budgam district in central Kashmir Sunday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants there," a police official said.

He said that the militants fired upon them when the forces were conducting searches. "The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter," the official said.

The police official also notified that the exchange of firing was currently going on.

This is a developing story, further details were awaited.

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