Kokernag Encounter: Militants escaped after brief exchange of fire


Srinagar, Militants have breaked the cordon in Tangwapa Kokernag and have escaped from the site after the brief exchange of fire

Reports said that taking advantage of the darkness militants broke cordon in the dead of the night and escaped from the spot.

Official sources told KNO that militants have likely escaped from the spot and search operation is about to end in the area.

Earlier on Saturday night at around 2 am a joint team of forces including special operations group (SOG) of police and 19 RR of army laid a siege around Tangpawa village of Kokernag in Anantnag and started cordon and search operation (CASO), official sources told KNO

When the search operation was in progress, militants hiding in the village opened random fire upon the government forces.

“The forces retaliated to the fire. The exchange of fire continued for some time,” official added.

There’s is complete silence in the area from last 8 hours and search operation is on in the area, official sources said

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped mobile internet service in the area amid apprehensions of law and order.