Kashmir: Militant killed in ongoing encounter with security forces in Shopian

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A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shirmal area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening.

This comes a day ahead of the crucial all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Shirmal area of Shopian district after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants there.

An official said as the forces were conducting searches, militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, in which one militant was killed, the official, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was being ascertained.

The operation is still on.

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