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Gunfight starts in J&K forests of Rafiabad

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Srinagar :  A gunfight started on Wednesday between the army and the militants in the forest area of Rafiabad in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Following specific information about militants, the army started a cordon and search operation. The hiding militants fired at the condoling forces triggering the encounter, a police source said.

A police officer also confirmed the cordon in the woods and said that the joint team of forces and a group of militants believed to be infiltrated recently through sector had a stand-off.

Further details with regard to the operation are awaited the officer stand. He, however, did not confirm any causalities on either side.

An army officer said that an encounter which broke out today in the morning at “Veejay Top” forest area is still going on.


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