Gunfight erupts in Hajin Bandipora

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in north Kashmir’s Hajin area of  Bandipora district in wee hours of Tuesday, police said.

Sources said that ,“Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla in Hajin this morning following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area.”

He said while the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

Firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

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