Militant killed in Shopian gunfight
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
SHOPIAN: A militant has been killed in a gunfight here South Kashmir's Shopian district this morning.
A police spokesman said that on a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Batpora-Narwani area of Imam Sahib in District Shopian.
During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, a militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The identity and affiliation of the killed militant is being ascertained.
Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.
Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.