Encounter breaks out in Manzgam, Kulgam

Umaisar Gull Ganie

Kulgam: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in the Hallan Manzgam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Friday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched a search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

He said that the exchange of fire is going on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped—(KNO)