Gunfight rages in Shopian village


A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Gahind area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday morning.

Reports said that a joint team of Army’s 34RR and SOG Shopian launched a cordon and search operation in Gahind.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that on a specific information the forces cordoned off an orchard in Gahind.

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

While this report was being filed , the exchange of firing was going on.


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