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J&K: Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in Shopian

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

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Srinagar Published on: April 19, 2021 15:39 IST
J&K: Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in Shopian
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J&K: Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in Shopian

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Zeipora area of Shopian district after getting information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated befittingly.

There were no reports of any casualties so far on either side, the official said, adding that two to three militants were believed to be trapped. 

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