Gunfight breaks out in Shopian

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A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Tulran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Monday.

An official told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint of team of police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF’s 178 batallion after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering a gunfight.

He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

It is pertinent to mention here that it is the fourth gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir in less than last 24 hours.

Two militants one each in Anantnag and Bandipora were killed on Monday while as gunfight is on in forests of Poonch area where five troopers have been so far killed—(KNO)

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