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Encounter between security forces, militants in Shopian

Hindustan Times | ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar
Jul 25, 2015 05:53 PM IST

A heavy exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces inside a forest area in the Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday.

A heavy exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces inside a forest area in the Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday.

The encounter broke out when police assisted by Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in the Drinard forest area of Heirpora, 60 km from here, following information about the presence of militants, a police officer said.

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He said the gunbattle lasted several hours but there was no report of any casualty on either side so far. “The firing has stopped from both sides and a search operation is in progress,” the officer said.

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