Encounter breaks out in Shopian


Shopian: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Nowgam Check village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, officials said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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

As per the sources, two militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

*More details awaited*