gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Rawalpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.
“Encounter has started at #Rawalpora area of Shopain. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Police.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) March 13, 2021
An official said that a joint team of Police, army’s RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.
As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area