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Encounter breaks out between separatists and security forces in Indian Kashmir

Published: November 5, 2018

STORY: A gunfight broke out between security forces and separatists in the Ganderbal region of Indian Kashmir on Monday (November 05).

The area was cordoned off and then a search was conducted. A few rounds of fire were also exchanged, said Senior Superintendent of Police, K Poswal.

The Army, the police’s Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force have launched a cordon and search operation, according to local media reports.

Unrest has simmered in Kashmir, home to a separatist movement, for decades. An insurgency that erupted in 1989 against India has eased in recent years, but most Kashmiris yearn for independence and some support the few hundred militants still fighting.

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