Encounter Underway In Shopian, 3 Terrorists Believed To Be Trapped

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Srinagar: An encounter is underway between terrorists and the security forces in Memander area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.

The encounter started at 4.20 am. A joint team of army’s 23 Para, CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, the officials said.

Around 3 terrorists are believed to be trapped in a residential house in Memandar. The area has been cordoned off and internet services blocked.

Officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated.

There were no reports of any casualties so far in the operation, the officials said.