Anantnag, May 18 : A fierce encounter ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) between militants and security forces in this south Kashmir district of Saturday, a police spokesman said.
He said acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants troops of CRPF, Rashitriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in an area in Anantnag early on Saturday morning.
However, militants hiding in the area opened fire when security forces launched house-to-house searches, they said, adding that security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter. The operation was going on when the reports last came in and additional security and police personnel have been deployed in the nearby areas to prevent any demonstration.Meanwhile, mobile internet service has been suspended in the area as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours. UNI