Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’ Shopian

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shirmal area of the south Kashmir after receiving specific inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches, terrorists fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
The exchange of firing is going on, he said.

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