gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.
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.
“Encounter has started at #Shopian town. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Police.
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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.