Militants open fire on Army patrol in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Militants opened fire on an Army patrol in Shopian district, prompting security forces to launch a cordon-and-search operation tonight.
The ultras fired upon a patrolling party of the Army at Ahgam in Shopian district this evening, a police official said. He said the soldiers retaliated, triggering a brief exchange of fire.
The security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the militants, he added. (AGENCIES)