Gunfight erupts in Arwani Bijbehara

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Bijbehara:A gunfight started early on Thursday between militants and the government forces in Arwani village of Bijbehara area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

 

Police said troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group of state police and central reserve police force surrounded Arwani village late on Wednesday after receiving information about the presence of militants. 

 

"As the security forces tightened the cordon, some gunshots were heard, but after that there was no exchange of fire, with the first light today (Thursday) hiding militants started firing at the surrounding security forces.

 

"The fire was returned and the encounter was still going on," a senior police officer told IANS.

 

Asked to confirm if the Lashkar-e-Taiba divisional commander, Abu Dujana was among the holed up militants, the officer said, "We can confirm nothing until the encounter was over.

 

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