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J&K: Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Shopian, 1 killed

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    A 17-year-old boy was killed and many sustained pellet injuries after clashes broke out between the government forces and youth in Shopian district on Wednesday.

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    The clashes erupted soon after the encounter broke out between the forces and militants in Chaigund area of district Shopian.

    The security forces have launched cordon and search operations in the area. Additional troops have been sent in as reinforcements for the operation.

    The Shopian encounter comes at a time when the number of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani side along the LoC has already reached 134 according to the Ministry of Defence data.

    The month of January is likely witness the highest number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the last 14 years. A total of 860 ceasefire violations were recorded in 2017.

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