Update: Gunfight erupts in Magam village of Central Kashmir

Encounter breaks out between militants and government forces in Rudbugh village of Budgam district of Kashmir on Tuesday night, sources said.

A joint team of  Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

“As the forces approached the suspected spot, the militants hiding there, opened fire, triggering off an encounter,” an official said.

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped inside the area, reports said.

Meanwhile, people have taken to streets and are raising slogans.

Encounter was going on when the last reports came in.

More details awaited.


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