Srinagar: A fierce encounter breaks out between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Saturday afternoon at Mujgund in Srinagar outskirts, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Mujgund. All the exit points were sealed and house to house search operation was initiated, they said.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants resorted to indiscriminate firing, they said adding security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter.
The operation was still going on when the last reports came in, they said adding additional security forces have been rushed to prevent any law and order.