Abid Hussain

Gunbattle rages in Budgam, Internet snapped

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Budgam: A fierce gunfight broke out in between the government forces and militants at Panzan area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.

Sources said the gun battle erupted today early morning; however, there were no reports of casualties so far.

Earlier, the militants fled from the house where they had been hiding and have reportedly shifted to a religious place. “We have called local elders to persuade the militants to come out of the religious place. There was a brief exchange of firing,” a senior police officer said.

Following the three encounters at three different districts, the internet services have snapped for the “precautionary measures”

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