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Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir’s Shopian

An encounter broke out between militants and armed forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

The forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Zeipora area of Shopian district after getting information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the forces, who retaliated.

There were no reports of any casualties so far on either side, the official said, adding that two to three militants were believed to be trapped.

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