Kashmir: Encounter breaks out in Bandipora

Kashmir: While security forces were conducting the search operation in Bandipora, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:September 22, 2016 11:07 am
kashmir, kashmir crisis, bandipora encounter, kashmir encounter, aragam encounter, security forces bandipora, bandipora militants, india news, indian express news Kashmir: An army official said they launched a search operation in Aragam village of Bandipora after acting on specific intelligence outputs. (Source: Google maps)

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Thursday morning, army said.

Acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Aragam village of Bandipora, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, an army official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

Firing was going on at the encounter site when last reports came in, the official said, adding more details about the operation were awaited.