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Gunfight breaks out in Melhoora Shopian

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Shopian: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Melhoora village of Zainapora Sub-division of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday evening.

An official told Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area by a joint team of forces including 55 RR and Zainapora Police.

During the searches, the hiding militants fired upon forces, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter, he said. Two to three militants are believed to be trapped in, officials said.

The operation was underway when the report was last filled.

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