Gunfight rages in Shopian village

Srinagar

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Heff Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 44RR, 23Para and SOG launched a search operation in Heff Shirmal after having credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter.

A senior Police official told news agency GNS that brief exchange of firing has taken place between militants and government forces in an orchard of Shirmal.

The officer said that firing has stopped as off now and we have started searches in the orchard as its very vast area.

More details are awaited.

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