Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

By: | Published: November 4, 2018 1:45 AM

An unidentified militant was killed in a brief gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.

The search operation turned into an encounter as militants opened fire upon the personnel who then retaliated, police said.

An unidentified militant was killed in a brief gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, police said. Security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Khudpora area of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter as militants opened fire upon the personnel who then retaliated.

One militant was killed, the official said, adding that incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the scene of the encounter.

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