Gunfight rages in Kashmir’s Shupian

A gunfight erupted between a group of militants and government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shupian district, an official said here.

He told Kashmir Dispatch that at least 3 militants are trapped in Jam Nagree village of the southern district after forces launched a cordon and search operation.

“We had specific inputs about the presence of militants and as we were conducting searches we came under fire from a house,” the official said.

Units of army and special operation group of police were battling the militants when the reports last came in. Army’s 23 PARA Commandos are part of the operation, he said.