Gunfight breaks out in Drach village of Shopian

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Government forces during a gunfight in Pulwama
Government forces during a gunfight in Pulwama

PULWAMA — An encounter broke out between security forces and militants at Drach village in Police district Shopian, officials said on Tuesday.

An official told the news agency KNO that a joint of team of Police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched a search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

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He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

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