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Encounter breaks out in Shopian

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August 12, 2017 21:48

An encounter broke out today between terrorists 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 terrorists in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.

As the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists opened fire on them, triggering a gunfight, he said. There were no reports of any casualties so far, he added.  -- PTI

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