Nocturnal gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir

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A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Sighanpora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

According to the reports reaching a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), a joint team of police, the army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sighanpora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight.

An unnamed senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. Two to three militants are believed to be trapped, reported GNS.

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