Fierce encounter ensues in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 2 - A fierce encounter ensued between security forces and militants in north Kashmir's Baramulla district today, official sources said here.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police launched a joint operation at Ladoora Rafiabad in Baramulla district this morning.

However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there opened indiscriminate fire with automatic weapons and also hurled hand grenades, they said.

Security forces also retaliated ensuing a fierce encounter which was going on when the reports last came in, they said, adding that additional security forces have been rushed to the area to further tighten the cordon to foil any attempt by militants to escape. It is believed that there are two to three militants in the area, they said, adding that details are awaited.

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