Gunfight rages in Shopian village

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Srinagar

An encounter started between militants and government forces at Badigam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday morning.

Official sources said that army’s 44 RR acting on inputs about the presence of some militants launched s cordon-and-search operation at Badigam village.

Confirming the incident, a police officer that said after the search party fired some shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire.

The officer said that the fire was retaliated triggering off an exchange of fire.

A group of three militants believed to be engaged in a gunfight, the officer said.

When reports last came in the intermittent exchange of firing was going on. Srinagar

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