South Kashmir: Gunfight rages in Shopian orchards

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Srinagar: Encounter broke out between militants and government forces in orchards of Aloora Badimarg area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Reports that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Aloora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.(GNS)

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