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Encounter breaks out in Sidhra, 2-3 terrorists trapped

Jammu: A gunfight has started between Government forces and militants in Sidhra area of Jammu district on Wednesday morning. 

An official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched in the area by a joint team of forces in the Sidrah area. 

As forces zeroed in towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon which the forces retaliated, triggering an encounter, he told.

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped and firing was going on when this report was filed.

Earlier this month, a “blast-like” sound was heard near a police checkpoint on the vital Sidhra bridge here.

Blast near Sidhra checkpoint, searches launched


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