Gunfight rages in Shopian village


A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces near the orchards in Hendew area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.

Reports said that a joint team of Army and SOG Shopian launched a cordon and search operation near the orchards in Hendew village after having credible inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected, the hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter.

When last reports came intermittent firing was going on.


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