Brief exchange of firing in Kokernag, cordon tightened, searches on

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Srinagar, March 30: Nocturnal brief exchange of fire was reported between militants and goverment forces in Tangpawa village of Kokarnag area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of army’s 19RR and SOG Anantnag launched cordon and search operation in Tangpwa after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon goverment forces triggering an brief exchange of firing.

A senior Police officer told GNS that there was brief contact established between militants and goverment forces, however right now there is a complete silence.

The officer further said that cordon has been tightened around the suspected spot and searches are on.