Gunfight breaks in Badgam district of Srinagar; 1 terrorist dead

Police sources said security forces surrounded Checkpora locality in Nowgam area of Badgam district on outskirts of Srinagar city after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there.

Gunfight starts in Badgam district of Srinagar
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By: IANS
Updated: 28 Jun 2019 10:29 AM
Srinagar: A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and holed up terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district. The encounter left 1 terrorist dead and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The identity and affiliation of the killed terrorist is being ascertained.

The officials also recovered incriminating material including arms and ammunition from the site of encounter. 


Police sources said security forces surrounded Checkpora locality in Nowgam area of Badgam district on outskirts of Srinagar city after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there .Pertinently, with the efforts of police and security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the exchange of fire.

"Hiding militants fired at the security forces after the cordon around them was tightened. An encounter is now going on in the area," sources said.

The security forces cordoned the area and retaliated to the firing. No terrorist has been gunned down so far. More details on the same are awaited.

An alert has been issued to the citizens, who have been requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. "People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any".

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