Encounter breaks out between Militants and Govt forces in Safanagri area of Shopian village

Umer Rashid

Srinagar, Nov 6 : A gunfight broke out between Goverment forces and militants at Safanagri area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday pre-dawn hours.

Official sources told GNS that a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and- search operation at Safanagri following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off a gunfight.

Meanwhile, reports said that two bodies are lying near the encounter site, however, there was no immediate official confirmation with regard to the killing. (GNS)

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