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J&K: Gun battle breaks out in Bandipora following info on presence of militants

The encounter started after security forces launched a cordon cum search operation at Khushi Mohalla in the district, 35 kms from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: February 4, 2016 12:43:14 pm
Troops in action during encounter in Hajin area of Bandipora District. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi) Troops in action during encounter in Hajin area of Bandipora District. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

A gun battle broke out between militants and security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning.

The encounter started after security forces launched a cordon cum search operation at Khushi Mohalla in the district, 35 kms from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

No causalities have been reported so far on either side.

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