Village in Hajin cordoned after militants fired at Army.

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Security forces on Tuesday launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Shahgund area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after militants exchanged fire with the army.

Reports said that army men boarding a civilian vehicle reached Rahimgund mohalla of Shahgund when two militants were coming out of a mosque around 2 pm.

They said that the militants fired at the army men, who retaliated, leading to a brief exchange of fire.

The militants escaped from the spot, but more forces were rushed to the area and a search operation is underway, said an official.

Following the firing exchange, shopkeepers down their shutters and traffic disappeared from the roads.

Meanwhile, mobile Internet service has been snapped in the area.

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