Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla between security forces and militants; no casualties reported so far

Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Friday between militants and security forces in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tantray Mohalla area of Pattan in the early hours, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the hiding militants fired on the joint search party.

No casualties have been reported so far, the official said, adding that the operation was underway till last reports came in.

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Updated Date: Feb 16, 2018 09:08:40 IST

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