Kashmir

Encounter breaks out in Shopian village

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Srinagar, July 10: A gunfight broke out in Kundalan area of Shopian in south Kashmir on Tuesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that that army’s 34RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Bemnipora area of Shopian today wee hours.

Soon after the joint team of forces fired several gunshots amid the cordon leading to an encounter, they said.

A police officer also confirmed that the gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in the area and said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

He said that earlier the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the village following specific information about the presence of some militants.

When reports last came in the firefight was going on.

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