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Shopian encounter: Search continues, militants probably escaped says officials


SRINAGAR: Militants reportedly managed to give slip to security forces after intial exchange of fire which took place on Saturday evening in Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A top police officer said that after intial exchange of fire between militants and security forces, there was no further contact with the militants.

The search operation in the area is still underway, so far no fresh contact has been established. It seems militants might have escaped taking advantage of darkness after intial exchange of fire, the officer added. Yesterday a joint team of Police and army had launched cordon operation in Shermal after receiving specific input about the presence of some militants in the area.(GNS)


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