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Encounter breaks out in Poshkeeri village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night following information about the presence of militants, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, triggering a gunfight, he added.

The exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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