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J-K: Gunshots heard, security forces cordon off village in Bandipora

Security forces on Tuesday cordoned off Ajar village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after gunshots were heard in the area.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2016 08:49 IST
Toufiq Rashid
BSF men patrol near International Border in RS Pura Sector in Jammu on Wednesday.  A village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora was cordoned off by security forces after gunshots were heard in the area in the early hours of November 1, 2016.
BSF men patrol near International Border in RS Pura Sector in Jammu on Wednesday. A village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora was cordoned off by security forces after gunshots were heard in the area in the early hours of November 1, 2016.(PTI File Photo )

Security forces on Tuesday cordoned off Ajar village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after gunshots were heard in the area.

Official sources said that the contingents of Special Operation Group (SOG), army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the village and started searches in the early hours.

Locals however said gunshots were heard after forces sealed all the entry and exit points.

Sources said firing was heard for around 20 minutes and intermittent gunshots were also heard.

Further details are awaited.