Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter Breaks Out Between Militants and Security Forces on Srinagar's Outskirts
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Srinagar, December 8: An encounter broke out Saturday between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar –- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the evening near the Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on the city's outskirts, a police official said. More Than 225 Terrorists Killed in Jammu and Kashmir So Far This Year: Army.

As the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, he said. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said. He said the gunfight was going on and further details were awaited.