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Encounter breaks out in Shopian village

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*Encounter breaks out in Shopian village*

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Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian, Sep 12 (KNO): An encounter broke out between security forces and militants at Heff Shirmal area in Zainapora hamlet of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said here on Monday

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint of team of police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

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He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

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