Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian

A gunfight broke out between militants and the security forces in the Check Nowgam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.

A police official told a medic agency that the gunfight broke out after the police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Chek Nowgam area of the district.

It was not immediately known how many militants were surrounded by the security forces.

Further details are awaited.