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Gunfight underway in Anantnag town of south Kashmir; Internet snapped

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Anantnagm,July 25 CNS: A gunfight is in progress between militants and the government forces in Lal Chowk locality of Anantnag town in south Kashmir, officials said.

An official said that gunfight began after the army 1 RR, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 162 and 40 BN CRPF launched a search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants around midnight.

Sources said that two militants are believed to be trapped by the forces inside a house in the area. He said that the first gunshot was heard around 4 am.

In a tweet, Anantnag police said the area has been cordoned off. “Presence of suspected militants in Lal chowk (area) of Anantnag town. The area is cordoned off for search. Details will follow (sic),” it said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, mobile Internet service has been snapped in the area.(Agencies)