Encounter Breaks Out Between Militants, Security Forces In J-K

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Wanipora area of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said that the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on security forces.So far, there was no report of any casualty, the official said, adding that the operation was going on when reports last came in.

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