Encounter breaks out in J&K's Shopian

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chowgam area

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, December 25, 2021, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chowgam area of Shopian in south Kashmir, following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon a search party of the security forces, which retaliated. The exchange of firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

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