Gunfight rages in Central Kashmir’s Budgam

Gunfight between government forces and militants erupted in Hapatnar area of Zinpanchal in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district Monday morning.

Sources said that a joint team of army’s 53RR, Jammu and Kashmir police’s Counter Insurgency Group and other paramilitary forces cordoned off the area after inputs about presence of militants. As the forces approached the suspected spot the militants hiding there fired upon forces triggering a gunfight.

Intermittent exchange of gunfire wwas going on when this report was being filed. KR

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