Srinagar: A fierce gunfight between militants and government forces raged in a Shopian village Monday evening, sources said.
The gunfight started in south Kashmir’s Batmaran-Wanpora village after forces cordoned off the area and started searches.
The area witnessed clashes between protesters and government forces as the cordon was launched after input about the presence of militants, they added.
Local sources told Kashmir that contact of the forces was established with the hiding militants during the search operation resulting in the gunfight.
Firing from both sides was on when reports last came in.