Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian

The encounter is said to have raged soon after the security forces cordoned the area following a tip-off about the presence of militants there

Shopian: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday afternoon.

“Encounter has started at Badigam, #Zainapora area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, ” a police spokesman said.

The encounter is said to have raged soon after the security forces cordoned the area following a tip-off about the presence of militants there.

The number of trapped militants was not immediately known.

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