Gunfight Rages in Shopian Village; Three Militants Reportedly Trapped

A gunfight is underway between militants and government forces in Awneera village of Shopian district in south Kashmir, officials said today.

They said that 55 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Awneera village following inputs about the presence of militants there.

“As the search operation was intensified, militants hiding in the area opened fire, triggering an encounter,” he said.

Reports said that three militants, including a top Hizb commander, are believed to be trapped in the village.

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