Encounter breaks out in South Kashmir Shopian village

Shopian, Jan 22: Encounter broke out between militants and joint forces at Kilbal village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, officials said.

An official said  that a joint team of Police, 34RR 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 the suspected spot, 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, one to two militants are believed to be trapped in the village. knt

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