An encounter ensued between terrorists and security forces when a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by forces in south Kashmir district of Shopian in the wee hours on Monday.
Official sources told that following specific information about presence of terrorists, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF at Sangran in Shopian.
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However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, terrorist hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter,” they added.
Additional security forces have been rushed to further cordon off the area to foil any attempts by terrorists to escape.