Encounter breaks out at Anantnag in J&K
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Watnag Kokernag area in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said on Saturday.
"Encounter has started at Watnar, Kokernag area of Anantnag district. Police and security forces are on the job," police said.
The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.