Srinagar: A Hizb militant was killed in a gunfight that broke out at Pehlipora village of Shopian late monday night .
The slain militant was identified as Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Qadir, resident of Nazneenpora Shopian. “He was involved in militancy related activities since February 2015,” the official said.
The encounter erupted on Monday late evening after a joint team of the Army, CRPF and police cordoned Pahlipora village following information about the presence of militants there, police said.
Meanwhile, reports coming from North Kashmir said that an encounter is going on between forces and suspected militants in Kupwara district.
2015 Kashmir Despatch