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Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Kashmir


PTI, Apr 13, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

Srinagar: An encounter broke out Saturday between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Gahand area of Shopian in south Kashmir, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the terrorists fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said, adding the exchange of firing was going on and further details were awaited.

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