Encounter ensues between militants and SF in south Kashmir


Srinagar, An encounter ensued between militants and security forces during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Sunday morning, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces launched a CASO at village Badigam Imam Sahib in Shopian early this morning.
All exit points were sealed, they said adding when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened fire.
Security forces also retaliated ensuing an encounter, they said adding additional security forces have been rushed to further tighten the cordon around the village.
The number of militants in the area was not immediately clear, they added.