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Gunfight breaks out between armed forces and militants in Shopian

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Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and armed forces personnel in Kiloora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

An official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon ensuing a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to Kashmir News Observer that firing from both the sides is going on.

 

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