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Nocturnal Gunfight breaks out in Panthachowk

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Srinagar: A Nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in near Panthachowk in outskirts of Srinagar.

According to news agency  GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 20 and 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation at Dobey Mohalla and closely connected Khanday Mohalla.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire. As per the sources, three militants are believed to be trapped.

Earlier three bike-borne militants had attacked a joint team of police and CRPF near Panthachowk in which no damage was done, they said.

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