Encounter underway in Srinagar outskirts; Authorities order closure of schools, colleges in city   

Encounter underway in Srinagar outskirts; Authorities order closure of schools, colleges in city   
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Srinagar:  Encounter broke out between militants and the government forces in Nowgam area on Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday.
“Encounter is going on at the outskirts of Srinagar. Area under cordon. Details will follow,” police said on Twitter.
Reports said that the gunfight broke out around 2 AM in Sathu area of Nowgam. Two militants are belived to be trapped inside a house.
Meanwhile, authorities ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Srinagar district in view of a gunfight between militants and the government forces in Nowgam.
An official said the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in the district.