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An encounter broke out on Friday between militants and security forces in

Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tantray
Mohalla area of Pattan in the early hours, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gun battle when the hiding
militants fired on the joint search party.
No casualties have been reported so far, the official said, adding that the
operation was underway till last reports came in.