Gunfight Rages On In Budgam Village

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Srinagar- Two militants are believed to be trapped in central Kashmir’s Budgam district where an encounter broke out on Thursday evening.

The gunfight broke out after police, army and the paramilitary CRPF launched an input driven cordon and search operation (CASO) in Zolwa village of Chadoora on Thursday evening, a police official said.

He said the joint team came under heavy fire after they made advances towards the place where militants were hiding. He further said that the exchange of gunfire was going on.

According to reports, two militants are believed to be trapped in the village which has been encircled by the government forces to prevent militants from escaping.

“#Encounter has started at Zolwa Kralpora Chadoora area of #Budgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police posted on its official Twitter handle.

Pertinently, three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national were killed on Wednesday in a firefight with government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police had said.

In the last six days since New Year, police have claimed to have killed seven militants, including two Pakistani nationals in a series of gun-battles in the Valley.

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