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Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in J&K's Shopian district

 An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday. The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian district, following information about the presence of militants there.

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Srinagar Published on: April 21, 2020 23:27 IST
Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in J&K's Shopian district
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Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in J&K's Shopian district

 An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday.

The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian district, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire towards the security forces' positions.

The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle that was going on when the last reports came in, the official said.

He said two to three militants were believed to be trapped inside the area cordoned off. 

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