Gunfight rages in Hajin

Bandipora: A Special Police Officer was reportedly killed in an ongoing encounter between militants and governemnt forces in Hajin village of Bandipora district.

An encounter between the security forces and militants is underway in Mir Mohalla of the Hajin village of  Bandipora. The troops of 45 Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Special Operations Group(SOG) and 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were carrying out a cordon and search operation (CASO) in the region, when the encounter broke out.

Reports said that one SoG man was intially injured in the gunfight between forces and militants.The SOG man has been identified as Zaheer Ahmad. He died on the way to the hospital.

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