Gunfight rages in Shopian village

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in Shopian town of south Kashmir.

Reports from the village said stone-pelting protesters clashed with the security forces in the village to break the cordon around the village. "The gunfight is still going on in the village", police said.

The SSP Shopian said they don't have any information about the number of trapped militants.

"We can't speculate about the identity or number of militants trapped at the spot".

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan, said, "The terrorists initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars who were believed to be in the village".

The sources said the cordon-and-search operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants including Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa, the head of "Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind", the Al-Qaida's India cell. It is a joint operation by the security forces involving 14 battalion of CRPF, 3 RR and Special Operation Group, Zenapora.

Clashes had erupted in Noorpora on Friday evening during cordon and search operation.