Gunfight breaks out in Shopian of Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between the terrorists and security forces at Check Cholan area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, officials said.

“Encounter has started at Check Cholan area of Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job,” police said.

The gunfight started after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

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