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Encounter between militants, security forces in Methan

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces during a cordoning operation in Methan Chanapora area of the city on Saturday, police said.

The encounter began in the early hours of the day after security forces launched the cordon and search operation in Methan locality, the police said.

In a tweet, Kashmir zone police said: “Second #Encounter has started at Methan area of #Srinagar. Police & CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice”

There were no reports of any casualties in the gun-battle, it said.

The operation was launched after a militant managed to escape from an encounter in nearby Natipora area. One militant was killed in firing on Friday evening.

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