Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Srinagar

An encounter broke out on Tuesday between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Lawaypora area of Srinagar after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired at the forces, who retaliated.

Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet said, “#Encounter has started at #Lawaypora area of #Srinagar. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

Chinar Corps, Indian Army in a tweet said, “Op Lawaypora, Srinagar A Jt Search Op was launched today evening based on own sources. Cordon was laid and contact established. Firefight ensued. Jt op in progress.”