J&K

Gunfight rages in Shopian: Police

Shopian: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Check-e-Choland area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Wednesday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of police, Army, and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operations 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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