HAJIN — A gunfight erupted between militants and government forces in Mir Mohalla of Hajin in Bandipora district on Thursday afternoon.

It is pertinent to mention here that this is the third gunfight between the two sides in north Kashmir after Sopore and Baramulla.

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According to reports, joint team of forces had cordoned off Mir Mohalla in Hajin to flush out the militants. As the forces approached the area, hiding militants opened fire and leading to gunfight.

Brief exchange of firing in Pulwama village

Earlier, a gunfight broke out in Warpora area of Sopore in which two forces personnel have been injured including an Army man and a police officer.

“There was a lull between the two sides for a while,” officials said.

In another gunfight in Kalantara area of Baramulla, firing between militants and government forces is going on.

“On Wednesday evening, brief exchange of gunfire erupted between the two sides after which militants managed to escape,” officials said.

On Thursday, gunfight erupted but officials are tight lipped over the identity of the militants whether they are from the earlier escaped group or not.

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