Militant killed as encounter breaks out in Shopian village


A militant was killed on Friday in an encounter between government forces and militants at Kilipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Reports said that  after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, government forces  launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in the Miligund area of Shopian district.

They said that after government forces entered the area, militants who are holed in a house resorted to firing which lead to a brief gunfight.

In the brief gunfight a militant identified as Khubaib belonging to Al Badr outfit was killed.

Intermittent firing is still going on in the area and 2-3 militants are believed to be trapped.

More to follow…


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