Encounter Underway In South Kashmir’s Shopian

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Srinagar- An encounter is underway between state forces and militants in Kutpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kutpora area of Shopian following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the state forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of firing is going on and further details were awaited, the official added.

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