Gunfight ends in Shopian as militants escape

After the initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the militants.

Shopian: After a brief exchange of fire last evening, militants have managed to give slip to government forces in the Haripora Imamsahib area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

An official told the news agency—KNO that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area on Wednesday evening.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

He added that after the initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the militants.

He added that cordon layers were tightened after the initial exchange of fire, however, nothing has been found following which operation has been called off.

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