Security forces bust militant hideout in J&K

Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday busted a militant hideout near the site of an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said.

They said there was a brief exchange of fire earlier at Andwan Sagam area of Anantnag and no fresh contact with militants was established during the day.

The gun battle erupted at Andwan Sagam area of Anantnag early morning following a tip off regarding the presence of militants in the area.

“As the security forces approached the suspected area, the hiding militants fired upon them and the fire was effectively retaliated”, a security official said.

However, he said after the initial fight there was a lull and no fresh contact was established with the militants so far.

Security forces later busted a hideout near the site of the encounter and recovered some arms and ammunition, blankets and eatables, he said.

The security forces have expanded search operations to other nearby forest areas.

“Police and security forces are on the job,” a police spokesman said, adding further details are emerging.



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