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Posted at: May 16, 2018, 7:06 PM; last updated: May 16, 2018, 10:17 PM (IST)

Encounter breaks out between militants, forces in J&K's Shopian dist

Encounter breaks out between militants, forces in J&K's Shopian dist
No casualties were reported. File photo

Srinagar, May 16

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

The militants opened firing on an Army patrol at Jamnagri in Shopian district, the police said, adding that Army personnel retaliated which triggered the gunbattle.

No casualties were reported.

Earlier in the day, security forces launched a search operation in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district following a brief exchange of firing with militants, a police official said.

He said the security forces launched a search operation as the ultras fled in thick vegetation of the forest. PTI

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