SHOPIAN — A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Hajipora village of Harmain hamlet in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday afternoon.
An official said that a joint team of police, army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) on the specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering a gunfight.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.
The exact number of militants trapped there was not immediately known. (KNO)