Shopian Encounter: Fresh firing resumes

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By GNS on 31/05/2019.

Shopian Encounter: Fresh firing resumes

Srinagar, May 31: Fresh firing resumed between militants and government forces at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian.

A senior Police officer told GNS that after search for 7 long hours fresh contact has been established with the remaining hiding militants at encounter site.

Till this report was being filed heavy exchange of firing was going on.

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Earlier a senior police officer told GNS that after brief exchange of firing with militants we started searching the area and in the meantime we have recovered two bodies along with as many weapons.

However the identity of the slains is yet to be ascertained, he said.

A police officer told GNS that cordon was launched on specific information in the area.

As such the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot in the orchards, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a brief exchange of gunfight.

He said that additional reinforcement of army has been rushed to the site.