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Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in Shopian

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the Kilbal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

Published: 22nd January 2022 03:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd January 2022 03:51 PM   |  A+A-

Army jawans rush towards encounter site in the Pinjora area of Shopian, in south Kashmir

Image used for representational purpose. (File Photo | ANI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the Kilbal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the hiding militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated and an encounter broke out, the official said, adding, the exchange of fire was going on when last reports came in.



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