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Militants hurl grenade at CRPF camp in Pulwama, no casualty

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

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kapran forest area of Anantnag in South Kashmir this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon the search party of the forces, who retaliated.

Sources said that the militants managed to escape from the encounter site, however, some arms and ammunitions besides some communication devices were recovered from there.

The search operation was on when this report was being filed.

Meanwhile, militants hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force camp in Pulwama district on Monday night, but there was no casualty, officials here said.

The grenade exploded near the camp, they said.

“Militants hurled a grenade at the CRPF camp at Batagund in Tral area at around 8.30 pm,” police officials said.

The CRPF personnel fired a few rounds in the air following the blast. No loss of life or injury to anyone was reported in the incident, they said.

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