Gunfight breaks out in Kawoosa in central Kashmir's Budgam

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A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Kawoosa Khalisa area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.

As per news agency GNS, a joint team of police, army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kawoosa Khalisa.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed that an exchange of fire took place between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

Further details are awaited.