SRINAGAR: A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Chanigam village of south Kashmirs Kulgam district.
A police official said that acting on specific information regarding the presence of militants in village Chanigam Frisal in the district, police, armys 1 Rashtriya Rifles Unit and 18 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon and search operation.
He said the search party of forces was fired upon by militants triggering an encounter.
Sources said that two militants associated with Laskhar-e-Taiba are believed to be trapped in a residential house.
They said the forces have suspended the operation in the area till morning. (GNS)
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