Late night ‘exchange of fire’ in Shopian

Late night ‘exchange of fire’ in Shopian

Srinagar: Suspected militants and Indian army on Saturday evening exchanged heavy gunfire in a village of Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Official sources told news agency GNS that after receiving specific information about the movement of militants, Army laid an ambush near Barthipora village adjacent to Ganapora hamlet of the district.

The sources said that as soon as militants passed through the village, army challenged their and exchanged heavy gunfire. However there was no report of loss of life or injury to either side so far.

SSP Shopian AS Dinkar when contacted by GNS confirmed the firing incident. “We are ascertaining further details. The Army has confirmed to us that there was firing,” he said.

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