Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian

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A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kanigam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday morning.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) 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 a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

As per the sources, three to four militants are believed to be trapped in the area. (KNO)

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