Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir

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

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a joint of team of police, Army and CRPF 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 in the area. (KNO)

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