Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian



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An army personnel taking position near the gunfight site Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla. File Image

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Melhoora village of Zainapora, Shopian, south Kashmir on Tuesday evening.

An official told that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area by joint team of forces including army’s 55 RR and Zainapora Police.

During the searches, the hiding militants fired upon forces, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight, he said.

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped in, officials said. The operation was under way when the report was last filled. (KNO)


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