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J-K: Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Shopian

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The encounter broke out in Kapran area of Shopian district. (Representational image)

An encounter broke out between the militants and the security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on early Sunday morning. According to the police, the encounter is underway in Kapran area of the district.

J&K police said on Twitter that an exchange of fire was going on between security forces and terrorists at Kapran, Shopian. This was the initial and preliminary information that they got and details would follow, they added.

Sources said earlier a cordon and search operation was launched in the area. More details are awaited.

Four militants were killed in Shopian earlier this week in a pre-dawn operation, which also left an Army trooper dead.

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