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Shopian Gunfight Day-03: Firing resumes after over 24 hours


Shopian Mar 15: The exchange of fire resumed after more than 24 hours between militants and the security forces in Rawalpora area of Shopian on Monday morning while a militant was killed yesterday.

A top official told the news agency that the exchange of fire resumed today morning after a lull of more than 24 hours after a militant was killed yesterday during the gunfight.

Earlier, on Saturday evening, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF haf launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on a specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

He said that due to darkness the operation was suspended on Saturday evening and resumed on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, internet services continue to remain suspended in the district.


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