Kashmir Shopian Gunfight: Firing resumes after over 24 hours

Shopian Gunfight: Firing resumes after over 24 hours

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The exchange of fire between militants and the security forces resumed after more than 24 hours in Rawalpora area of Shopian on Monday morning.

A top official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the exchange of fire resumed at morning after a lull of more than 24 hours after a militant was killed yesterday.

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. (KNO)

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