South Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village
SRINAGAR: Gunfight broke out in Turkawangam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.
An official said a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) cordoned off Turkawangam village after inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.
The hiding militants, believed to be three in number, opened fire on the approaching forces’ personnel, triggering a gunfight.
Reports said heavy firing on going between the two sides. There was no immediate report of any losses on either side.
The gunfight comes just two days after the killing of two Hizb militants and a civilian in Drubgam village of adjoining Pulwama district.
Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces to disrupt the anti-militant operation.
Four youths were injured one of them is said to be critical during clashes near encounter site.