Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Bandpawa village of Imam Sahib in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thrusday.
Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation Bandpawa.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.
A senior police officer confirmed to news agency GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.
Pertinently 17 militants were killed including some top commanders this month in Shopian district all alone.