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Encounter underway in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district

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Srinagar, Jan 21: An encounter broke out on Monday between security forces and militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hapatnaar area of Budgam District following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on security forces.

No casualties have been reported so far in the encounter, he added.

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