Gunfight rages in Shopian

Srinagar, June 23: Encounter has started between militants and government forces in Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Shirmal.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.

As this report was being filed intermittent exchange of fire was going on.(GNS)

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