Shopian encounter: Second militant body recovered, operation over

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The body of second militant was recovered today morning after a gunfight broke out between militants and goverment forces in Khudpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday evening.

Reports  said that after gunfight was over yesterday  only one dead body was recovered along with one AK-47 rifle. However, the forces continued searches and on Sunday morning, second militant body was recovered.

A Senior Police official said that that body of  second militant has been recovered along with an pistol today morning after searches continued throughout night.

The officer further said that they had input about presence of two militants and that is why searches continued for second militant. However, identity of both the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

The officer said that searches have completed and operation is over. (GNS)