Shopian, Aug 19: An encounter has started between government forces and militants in Molu Chitragam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, official sources said.

An official told News agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a joint team of Police, 44 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.
As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

Further details awaited