Gunfight breaks out in Shopian in south Kashmir

Reports said that the militants who were hiding in an orchard in Jamnagri village fired at the forces who were laying a siege in the area.

Irfan Amin Maik
Shopian, Publish Date: May 16 2018 5:55PM | Updated Date: May 16 2018 5:55PM
Gunfight breaks out in Shopian in south KashmirRepresentational Image

Gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday after the latter launched a search operation in the area.

Reports said that the militants who were hiding in an orchard in Jamnagri village fired at the forces who were laying a siege in the area.

The soldiers retaliated to the fire, triggering a gunfight.

However, the militants escaped from the spot after exchanging fire with the forces.

An official said that searches were going on in the area.