Shopian encounter: Ultras escape after brief exchange of fire
Shopian, Dec 08: Terrorists have managed to give slip to security forces in Wathoo area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district where an encounter broke out last night, officials said here on Thursday.
An official said that the encounter broke out last evening after a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched search operation in the area.
He said as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the party, which was retaliated to, triggering an encounter.
“After initial exchange of fire, no contact was established,” he said.
He said cordon layers were tightened after initial exchange of fire, however, no terrorists were found during subsequent searches after which the operation was called off.
He, however, said during searches two Pherans, two pistol rounds and three AK-47 rounds were recovered from the site—(KNO)