Srinagar: Gunfight raged between government forces and militants on Thursday in Handev Village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Reports said that a joint team of 44 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and Special Operation Group of J&K Police launched cordon and search operation in the village.
Sources said that the CASO was launched in the village after specific information about the presence of militants in the village.
As such the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering an encounter.
Till this report was being filed the intermittent firing was going on.