Encounter breaks out in Shopian


An encounter has been started between the government forces and militants in Chaigund Dairoo area of district Shopian on Wednesday.

Reports said that a joint team of army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chaigund Dairoo village of Shopian after inputs about the presence of militants.

Reports also said that hiding militants opened fire on forces, triggering a gunfight.

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


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