Gunfight rages in southern Kashmir’s Shopian

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

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Amishipora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards 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. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

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