Encounter in Shopian: Two terrorists killed

Friday 3 May 2019 12:00 pm IST

 

Srinagar:  Security forces have gunned down two militants in Jammu Kashmir’s Shopian.  One of them identified as a commander of Hizbul Mujahedeen.

 

A soldier who injured in the gun battle has been admitted to the hospital.  The encounter is still continuing.  The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants. The gunfight started after the militants opened fire at them. The presence of more militants is suspected. 

 

In a similar encounter early in the morning at Anantnag last month, the security forces had killed two militants.