Gunfight breaks out in woods in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Gunfight breaks out in woods in south Kashmir’s Shopian
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A gunfight broke out between militants and the securityforces in a forest area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesdayafternoon.

A police official said that a joint team of army, SOG ofJammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF men launched a search operation in the woodsof Yarwan area following the inputs about the presence of militants in thearea.

"As the searches were in progress, the militants hiding inthe area fired on forces," the official said, adding that the forces returnedthe fire which led to an encounter.

The firing on both the sides was going on till the last reports came in.

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