Damaged houses, homeless families: Shopian gunfight leaves trail of destructions

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, police said here. The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in a forest area of Choor Ki Gali in Herpora of Shopian, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the security personnel, who then retaliated. The gunfight is still underway, the official added.