Traffic from north Kashmir to Srinagar diverted via Magam-Budgam
Srinagar, Dec 29 : A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Lawaypora Hokarsar area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Tuesday evening.
Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police, army’s 2 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight. A senior police officer confirmed the exchange of fire.
“Essential traffic coming from Baramulla, Sopore, Gulmarg towards Srinagar is diverted via Magam- Budgam to Srinagar and vice versa in view of a security situation, inconvenience is regretted,” police said in a tweet. (GNS)