Gunfight on in Kashmir

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday evening, police said.

Police here that security forces cordoned off Chillipora village in Shopian following specific in formation about a group of militants hiding there.

“When the security forces tightened the cordon, they were fired upon by hiding militants triggering a gunfight,” police said, adding firing exchanges were going on in the village as of 9.30 p.m.