Srinagar, Oct 14: A gunfight has broke out between government forces and militants in Chakora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Wednesday afternoon.
An official told news agency KDC that a CASO was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area by Army, SOG of J&K police and CRPF.
As forces zeroed the suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
Police through its official twitter handle also confirmed and wrote “#Encounter has started at #Chakura area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice”
Official sources said that the contact with the militants has been established and gunfight is underway. 2-3 militants are believed to be trapped. More details shall follow.