SHOPIAN — The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday morning confirmed that government forces engaged in a gunfight with militants in Chotigam area of Shopian district.
The joint operation involves Shopian Police, Army personnel, and CRPF forces as they work collaboratively to handle the situation.
Specific details regarding the identity of the militants, who are trapped in the area, were not immediately disclosed by the authorities.
The J&K Police’s Twitter handle, Kashmir Zone Police, was the first to make the announcement about the ongoing operation. They stated, “#Encounter has started at Chotigam area of #Shopian district. Shopian Police, Army & CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow.”
It is pertinent to mention that security in the region has been a pressing concern, and encounters between security forces and militant elements have occurred sporadically in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.