Gunfight on in J&K

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Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) A gunfight between the security forces and militants started on Monday during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The security forces receiving information about the presence of militants in Shankar Gund area on the outskirts of Sopore town were preparing to cordon off and search the place when the incident occurred, police said.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants started firing triggering the encounter,” a police officer said. The firing is still on.



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