Encounter breaks out in Shopian, 5th in last 30 hours in J&K

Shopian: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in the Feripora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Tuesday morning.

An official told the news agency—KNO that a joint of team of police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF’s 14 battalion after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

Notably, it is the 5th encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 30 hours.

Five militants one each in Anantnag and Bandipora and three militants were killed in Shopian while as the encounter is on in forests of Poonch area where five soldiers have been so far killed.

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