After initial exchange, no fresh contact established with militants in Shopian

Searches underway, say Officials

Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian: After initial exchange of fire, no fresh contact has been established with militants in Baskuchan area of Imamsahib hamlet in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday, officials said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the Baskuchan area of the district.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, he said.

Meanwhile, officials told KNO that after the initial exchange of fire no fresh contact has been established with the hiding militants.

More reinforcement has been rushed to the spot, lights have been installed and cordon layers have been tightened in the whole area and search operation is underway in the area, they said—(KNO)