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Gun battle b/w SFs & militants rages in Bandipora

Srinagar : An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Friday. This is the second gunfight in Bandipora in the last two days. On May 11, a local militant, believed to have infiltrated recently was killed during a gunfight at Salinder forest area of Bandipora. The latest gunfight broke out at Brar Argam. A security official said based on an input regarding the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched by the joint forces at Brar Argam area of Bandipora. “During the search operation, as the search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter,” he said. “Encounter has started at Brar (Aragam), area of Bandipora. Police and security forces are on the job”, a police tweet said. 

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