Shopian: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kanigam village in Imamsahib belt of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, KNO reported.
An official told the news agency that a joint team of police, army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants. (KNO)