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Encounter breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian village

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Shopian: An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Melhoora village of Zainapora Sub-division area of Shopian on Tuesday afternoon.

An official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, cordon and search Operation was launched in the area by joint team of forces including 55 RR and Zainapora Police.

As forces reached near the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated triggering an encounter, he said.

The operation was underway when this report was filled

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