Srinagar, March 30: An encounter broke out between militants and government forces in Kokernag area of this south Kashmir district on Saturday night.
On Saturday night at around 2 am a joint team of forces including special operations group (SOG) of police and 19 RR of army laid a siege around Tangpawa village of Kokernag in Anantnag and started cordon and search operation (CASO), official sources told KNO
When the search operation was in progress, militants hiding in the village opened random fire upon the government forces.
“The forces retaliated to the fire. The exchange of fire continued for some time,” official added.
There is complete silence in the area at the moment and operation is on in the area, official sources said
They said that at least three militants are believed to be trapped in the village.
Meanwhile, authorities have snapped mobile internet service in the area amid apprehensions of law and order