Srinagar: A gunfight started early on Thursday in the Batamaloo area here in Srinagar area, police said.
Security forces surrounded the Batamaloo area following information about the presence of militants.
“Encounter has started at Batamaloo area of Srinagar. Police and CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Police.
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As the security forces closed in on a house, the militants hiding there fired triggering an encounter that is underway, a police officer said.