Shopian Encounter: Operation Called off, No terrorist body found – Watch Spot Visuals

Army personnel moving towards a house where militants were reportedly holed up during an encounter at the Hajin area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir on Thursday. Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi. 04.02.2016. *** Local Caption *** Army personnel moving towards a house where militants were reportedly holed up during an encounter at the Hajin area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir on Thursday. Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi. 04.02.2016.
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SRINAGAR: Security forces on Thursday early morning called off the anti-terrorist operation in Pinjura area of Shopian in south Kashmir.

The gunfight began last evening during a cordon and search operation that was launched by the army, state police and the CRPF following inputs about the presence of terrorists there.

Intense clashes had erupted during the search operation in which one civilian died and over a dozen others sustained injuries.

The slain civilian was identified as Sajad Ahmad Parray son of Ali Mohd Parray of Buderhama village.

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