Encounter breaks out on Srinagar's outskirts


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An encounter broke out on Saturday between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar —- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the evening near the Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on the city’s outskirts, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, he said.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

He said the gunfight was going on and further details were awaited.

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