Encounter breaks out in Srinagar Outskirts

An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in Ranbirgarh area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday morning.

An official said that “a Joint team of security forces including Army’s, Special Operations Group (SOG) and CRPF launched a search operation after specific inputs about presence of terrorists in the area.

“As they approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. Exchange of heavy gunfire is going on,” he said.

Kashmir Police Zone also informed in a tweet Encounter has started at Ranbirgarh (Panzinara), outskirts of Srinagar. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. JmuKmrPolice

The heavy firing was going on from both sides when this report was being filed. However, there was no immediate report of any causality on either.