Sopore Gunfight

SRINAGAR — A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Pinjura area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

According to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Pinjura.

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As the joint team encircled 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. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

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Pertinently, this the second encounter in less than 24 hours in Shopian district.

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