Wednesday, 19 May 2021 03:13 GMT

Encounter Breaks Out In South Kashmir's Shopian

(MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- An encounter broke out between militants and state forces in Zeipora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zeipora area of shopian after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

The encounter is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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