Encounter breaks out in Nowgam Srinagar

SRINAGAR — An encounter breaks out between government forces and militants at Nowgam area of Srinagar district in Central Kashmir on Wednesday evening.

Reports said a joint team of government forces including Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF had launched Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) at Nowgam area of Srinagar district 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)