Gunfight in Kashmir
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SHOPIAN — An encounter raged between government forces and militants in Khawajapora Reban area of Shopian on Monday morning. As per reports, one militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter so far.

A senior police official confirmed that one militant has been killed while as the operation is underway.

Earlier, an official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched in the area.

As the forces zeroed in towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces which was retaliated, triggering an encounter, he said.

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Two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area and an operation was underway when this report was filed.

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