Srinagar, Aug 29: A gunfight started between the security forces and holed up militants on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
Security forces surrounded Binpora village in Khanabal area following information about the presence of the militants there.
“As the joint forces of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) approached the house the holed up militants fired upon them triggering the encounter which is now going on,” a police officer said.
Clashes erupted in the area after youths tried to disrupt the operation.
As a precautionary measure authorities suspended mobile Internet services in the district and rail services from Baramulla to Banihal.