Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — An encounter broke out between militants and government forces in Reban area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

According to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 01 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Reban village.

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As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants.

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