Militants open fire on Army patrol in Shopian

Srinagar: Militants opened fire on an Army patrol in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting security forces to launch a cordon-and-search operation tonight.

The ultras fired upon a patrolling party of the Army at Ahgam in Shopian district this evening, a police official said. He said the soldiers retaliated, triggering a brief exchange of fire.

The security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the militants, he added.

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