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Encounter starts in Shopian in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

The gunbattle started after security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.

As the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened fire on them, triggering a gunfight, he said.

There were no reports of any casualties so far, he added.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 20:13 IST