Encounter Breaks Out In South Kashmir’s Shopian

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Four Newly Recruited Militants Trapped: Police

Srinagar– An encounter broke out between state forces and militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

The state forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area of the South Kashmir district during the night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the presence of four newly recruited local militants of Al-Badr outfit got ascertained, the state forces exercised maximum restraint and tried their best to persuade them to surrender.

However, the militants turned down the offer to surrender and opened firing and lobbed a grenade on the forces, the official said.

The state forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

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