Brief exchange of fire between militants, govt forces in Kokernag

Srinagar: Nocturnal brief exchange of fire was reported between militants and government forces in Tangpawa village of Kokarnag area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 19RR and SOG Anantnag launched cordon and search operation in Tangpwa after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon goverment forces triggering an brief exchange of firing.

A senior Police officer said that there was brief contact established between militants and government forces, however right now there is a complete silence.

The officer further said that cordon has been tightened around the suspected spot and searches are on.(GNS)

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