Shopian Encounter: Firing Resumes After Being Suspended For Night

KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Encounter resumed on Friday morning after it was suspended last night between militants and state forces in Jan Mohalla area of South Kashmir's Shopian district.

A senior Police officer said that firing again started this morning between two sides after operation was suspended due to darkness.

The officer further said that it will take more time as we are being cautious due to presence of militants inside a mosque.

Three unidentified militants were killed and as many soldiers were injured in a gunfight in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday.

Earlier the gunfight broke out between militants and a joint team of Police, Army's 44RR and CRPF in Jan Mohalla in main town.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot following launching of a cordon-and -search operation, the hiding militants fired which was retaliated, triggering off the gunfight.

“Chief of proscribed (militant) outfit AGuH (JeM) is trapped. Operation is going on. Further details shall follow.” Police said in a tweet.

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