Srinagar: An encounter between militants and security forces after a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the central Kashmir district of Budgam on Thursday.
Official sources said that Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation in village Panzan in Budgam district in the wee hours on Thursday.
However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, the militants, reportedly two to three in number, fired at them with automatic weapons.
The security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter, they said, adding the militants have been trapped in a local Jamia Masjid. ”Additional security forces were rushed and all the exit points were sealed to foil any attempt by militants to escape,” they added.