Army man injured as gunfight rages in Shopian village

Srinagar

A nocturnal gunfight rages between militants and government forces in Batagund area of Kapran in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 34RR, CRPF, and SOG Shopian launched a cordon and search operation in Batagund after having credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter.

A senior Police official told newsgathering agency GNS that some exchange of firing has taken in Batagund and in initial gunfight one army man sustained injuries and has been shifted to hospital for treatment, the officer said.

The exchange of fire was on when this report was filed.

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