Encounter breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian village
Shopian, Apr 19: An encounter broke out between militants and government forces in Zeipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.
An official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.