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Military operation against militants starts in south Kashmir, say officials

Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Shopian. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Shopian: A military operation against militants has started in Heff Shirmal area of Zainapora hamlet in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

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 team of forces approached the suspected spot, militants fired upon them ensuing the operation.

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