Encounter breaks out in Kokernag

ANANTNAG — An encounter breaks out between government forces and militants at Watnar area of Kokernag in Anantnag district in South Kashmir on Saturday.

Reports said a joint team of government forces including Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF had launched Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) at Watnar, Kokernag following the inputs about presence of militants in the area.

They said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

The encounter was going-on when reports last came in. — (KIMS)