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Terrorists give slip to forces after brief exchange of fire in Shopian

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Shopian: After a brief exchange of fire last evening, terrorists have managed to give slip to security forces in Baskuchan village of Imamsahib in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said here on Tuesday.

An official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF had launched a Cordon and Search Operation on a specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area on Monday.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached toward the suspected spot, hiding terrorists fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

He added that after the initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the hiding terrorists.

The official said that cordon layers were tightened after the initial exchange of fire, however, terrorists managed to give slip to forces and the operation has been called off  for now.


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