An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora on Wednesday, police said.
“Encounter has started at Salinder forest area of Bandipora. Police and security forces are on the job,” a police officer said.
The firefight began after a joint team of security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.