Gunfight rages in Hajin in north Kashmir

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area, said an official.

Ejaz-ul-haq Bhat
Bandipora, Publish Date: Nov 18 2017 4:23PM | Updated Date: Nov 18 2017 4:23PM
Gunfight rages in Hajin in north KashmirRepresentational pic

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday.

An official said a Joint team of Army's 13 RR, Special Operations Group (SOG) and 45 BN of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon-and-search-operation after “specific inputs” about presence of militants in Chandergair area.

“As they approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. Exchange of fire is going on," he said.

The official said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.