Encounter broke out between militants and government forces in Nowgam Verinag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.
Reports said that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Nowgam Verinag
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.
#Encounter has started at Nowgam Shahabad, Dooru area of #Anantnag. In the initial firing, 01 police personnel got injured & was shifted to hospital. Police & SFs are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 29, 2021
A senior police officer also confirmed about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.