Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in J&K's Shopian

Acting on a specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Narwani area of Shopian district of south Kashmir, the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation on Friday morning, a police official said.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 5 July 2019 3:49 AM GMT

Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in J&Ks Shopian
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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Acting on a specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Narwani area of Shopian district of south Kashmir, the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation on Friday morning, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting searches of the area, the terrorists fired upon them, he added.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

The gunfight was going on and there were no reports so far of any casualties on either side, he added.

Further details were awaited, the police official said.

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(PTI)

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