Encounter breaks out in J&K’s Budgam

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in Machuwa area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district this evening, officials said.

An official told that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer said the exchange of fire between the forces and terrorists is going on.

As per the sources, two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area.

-CHK