Encounter breaks out at Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

at 6:53 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): An encounter between terrorists and security forces is underway at Kandipora area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

A joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Kandipora Bijbehara area in Anantnag.

“Encounter has started at Kandipora #Bijbehara area of #Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police said in tweet.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the them, triggering off a gunfight, police officials said.

Yesterday, Al-Badr chief Ganie Khwaja was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tujjar area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla.