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Encounter breaks out in Kashmir’s Budgam

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out this evening between security forces and militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Redbug area of Budgam this evening after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, said a police official who refused to be identified.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the security forces were fired upon by the militants. Two militants are believed to be trapped there, the official said. There were no reports of any casualty so far.