Fresh exchange of fire at Shopian encounter site

Srinagar

A fierce gunfight has resumed in Sugoo area of Shopian, few hours after three militants were killed on Wednesday.

Official sources told news agency GNS that as the a joint team of police, CRPF and army started searches after lull following early morning gun battle, there was fresh firing from the militants hiding in the vast orchard. When this report was filed, the firefight was going on.

Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sugoo Hendhama.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter in which three militants were killed.

“There was a lull for quite some time and the joint team had started searches to recover the bodies. However suddenly militants again opened fire which was retaliated,” they said. “The firefight is going on,” they added.

 

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