Encounter Breaks Out In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants at  Heff Shirmal area in Zainapora hamlet of south Kashmir’s  Shopian district, officials said here on Monday

An official told the news agency that a joint of team of police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

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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