Gunfight breaks out in Shopian

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SRINAGAR — A gunfight has started between militants and government forces in Haripora Imam Sahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Haripora area.

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As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about the exchange of firing between the militants and security forces.

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As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

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