J&K: Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Shopian district1 min read . Updated: 21 Apr 2020, 11:25 PM IST
- The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian district
- Two to three militants were believed to be trapped inside the area cordoned off, said a police official
Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday, an official said here.
The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian district, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire towards the security forces' positions.
The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle that was going on when the last reports came in, the official said.
He said two to three militants were believed to be trapped inside the area cordoned off.
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