Encounter ensues between militants, SFs in Srinagar

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Srinagar: A encounter ensued late on Thursday night after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the summer capital, Srinagar.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police and CRPF at Malbagh in Srinagar on Thursday evening.
However, they said when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter,” they said.
Additional security forces were rushed to the area and all exit points have been sealed to foil any attempts by militants to escape.
“Two to three militants are reportedly trapped in the area,” sources added.