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Military Operation starts against militants in Shopian, says Police

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Shopian: A military operation against militants was started by the armed forces in Jan Mohalla main town in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday, officials said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

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