Gunfight rages in Dhobijan forests of Shopian

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: Suspected militants and the government forces are exchanging heavy gunfire in Dobijan forests of the neighboring Shopian district.

Early this morning a team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army’s counterinsurgency unit 44 RR started a combing operation in the dense forest area of Dobijan, an official told Kashmir Reader. While the operation was in progress, the official said that the militants hiding in the forest opened random gunfire upon the search team.

“The fire was returned by the joint team triggering off a fierce encounter. The exchange of fire is going on. However, no one is reported to be hurt on the either side,” the official added.