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Encounter between militants, security forces underway in Srinagar

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Srinagar on Friday, police said.

A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in the wee hours Friday at Alamdar Colony Danmar in Srinagar following a tip off about the presence of militants, a police spokesman said.

He said security forces after sealing all exit points were moving towards a particular area when militants, hiding there, opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter.

Additional security forces were deployed in the entire area to prevent militants to escape , he said adding the operation was going on when the reports last came in.

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