Encounter starts in orchards of a Kulgam village

Shopian, June 20: A gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in orchards of Lakadpora Pudsoo area  south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday

An official said a joint team of Police, army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area

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