Srinagar, Sept 21: A gunfight started between militants and government forces in Charar-e-Shareef area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.
A joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of militants.
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 said the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants.