Two militants trapped in Kashmir's Budgam after security forces launch 'cordon and search' operation

Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Tuesday evening between security forces and militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Redbug area of Budgam on Tuesday evening after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, said a police official who refused to be identified.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the security forces were fired upon by the militants.

Two militants are believed to be trapped there, the official said.

There were no reports of any casualty so far.

On Monday, the army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of north Kashmir, killing two militants.

"Suspicious movement was noticed along the LoC in Naugam sector last night and the terrorists were tracked till dawn, when they were challenged by troops," an army official said.

He said in the ensuing gunfight, two militants have been killed so far as the operation was in progress.

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 22:05 PM

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