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Gunfight breaks out in Shopian in south Kashmir

Encounter rages in Shopian Village

Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

An official said that a joint team of army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chaigund Dairoo village of Shopian after inputs about the presence of militants

 

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Shopian village of south Kashmir.

SSP Shopian Shri Ram Ambarkar told GNS that a joint team of army, police and CRPF cordoned off the Chaigund village following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, militants opened fire triggering off an encounter.

When reports last came in the exchange of gunfire was going on. (GNS)

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