Srinagar: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kreeri area of northern Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The gun-battle broke after army’s 29 RR, special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF laid a siege around Utoora village of Kreeri in the wee hours today and started searches.
Militants hiding in a residential house opened fire upon the search team in a bid to break the cordon.
The government forces returned the fire triggering off a fierce gun-battle. The exchange of gunfire was going on when the last reports came in.