Shopian: A fierce encounter broke out between militants and government forces in a village of this south Kashmir district.
In the wee hours today, special operations group (SOG) of police, army’s 44 RR and CRPF troopers laid a siege around Laddi village here and launched cordon and search operation (CASO), witnesses told Kashmir Reader.
When the government forces started advances, the militants hiding in the village opened fire upon them in a bid to break the cordon.
“The government forces returned the fire triggering off a fierce gun-battle,” witnesses said.
The exchange of gunfire was going on when this report was filed.