Gunfight continues between security forces, trapped militants in Kashmir

Shubhanshu Sharma
Published on 11 July 2017 8:25 PM GMT
Gunfight continues between security forces, trapped militants in Kashmir
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Srinagar: The Indian security forces were busy in a gunfight with three militants on Tuesday night who got trapped in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, said an official, adding the forces are surrounding the area.

The gunfight broke out in Radpug village of Mahagam area at around 7.30 p.m. when the militants opened fire at a joint security team undertaking cordon and search operations in wake of the attack on the Amarnath pilgrims on Monday, a police official said.

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The security team comprised personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), army's counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operation Group.

A CRPF official said that troopers of 176 Battalion were on the operation along with 2nd RR and SoG when the shootout broke out. "Three terrorists are trapped," he added.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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