Gunfight in Kashmir forests
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SRINAGAR — A gunfight has started between government forces and militants in forest area of Keller in Shopian district.

An official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants in forests of Yarwan area of Keller in south Kashmir’s Shopian, joint team of forces including 23 Para launched search operation in the area.

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“On intensifying search operation towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces which triggered an encounter,” he said.

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

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