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Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Shopian

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An encounter broke out Saturday between terrorists and security forces in district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Gahand area of in south Kashmir, security forces launched a cordon and there this morning, a said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the terrorists fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the said, adding the exchange of firing was going on and further details were awaited.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 09:45 IST