SRINAGAR Militants attacked government forces on Wednesday when a Search Operation was launched in south Kashmir district of Shopian.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF, launched a search operation in village Checkswalan in Shopian on Wednesday.
However, when forces personnel were cordoning off the area, militants opened fire with automatic weapons on them.
Forces retaliated ensuing in a brief exchange of fire, they said.
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