Encounter breaks out in Rajouri

Srinagar, September 12: Gunfight has started between militants and government forces in higher reaches of Barote Village of Rajouri district on Sunday in Jammu division.

Reports said that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area after having a specific input about presence of some militants.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed about exchange of firing between militants and government forces.

Gunfight was underway as this report was being filed. gns

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