Jammu and Kashmir: Search operations underway in Shopian after brief encounter

Security forces had launched a search operation in Laddi Imamsahab village after receiving inputs of presence of terrorists in the area.

Published: 02nd September 2018 09:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2018 11:37 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SRINAGAR: Security forces Sunday launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir following a brief exchange of fire with militants, the police said.

Security forces were in the process of laying cordon in Laddi Imamsahab village of Shopian following information about presence of militants when the ultras opened fire at them, a police official said.

He said the security forces retaliated, leading to a brief exchange of fire.

"Search operations have been launched and the cordon strengthened in the are but there has been no fresh firing reported so far," the official said.

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