Shopian Encounter: One militant killed, operation on

Shopian Encounter: One militant killed, operation on

Umar Rashid

Srinagar, June 18: One militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Bandpawa area of Imam Sahib in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thrusday.

A senior Police officer told that one militant has been killed in the operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.

Pertinently 18 militants including some top commanders have been killed this month in Shopian district all alone so far.

Earlier, according to the reports reaching news agency a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Bandpawa, Imam Sahib area.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter. (GNS)

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