Jammu and Kashmir: Gunfight erupts b/w Security forces and militants in Bandipora

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A gunfight erupted between the security forces and militants on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said.

After getting a tip off about the presence of militants in Sumlar village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

Cordon and Search Operation which was launched by Police, army and CRPF in Bandipora district has turned into an encounter after militants fired at them.

“As the Special Operations Group of the state police, troopers of Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF tightened the cordon, the militants fired at them, triggering the gun battle,” police said.

More details are awaited.