Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Budgam

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 30, 2019, 07:01 AM(IST)

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The encounter broke out in the early hours of the day in Chadoora area of Budgam.

An exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday.

The encounter broke out in the early hours of the day in Chadoora area of Budgam.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, following information about the presence of terrorists there.

As the forces were conducting searches, the hiding terrorists fired upon them. The security forces retaliated the firing, triggering off a gunbattle.

Further details are awaited.

On Friday, a terrorist was killed in the same district during an encounter. Later the slain terrorist was identified as a Pakistani national name Zarar who was affiliated to Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

On June 23, four terrorists were gunned down in Shopian district.

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