Militants escape after brief shootout in Shopian village, forces intensify searches

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Militants escape after brief shootout in Shopian village, forces intensify searches

SRINAGAR, SEPT 02: A brief gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district early Sunday morning.

A police official said militants fired upon army soldiers and Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel during a search operation in Laddi Imamsahab village around 7 am.

The forces retailed the fire, triggering a brief gunfight, he said. However, the militants managed to escape from the area.

The official said that the search operation was intensified to nab the militants.

 

Further details are awaited.

 

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