Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Hanjipora area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces personnel, drawing retaliation.

In the ensuing gunfight, a militant was killed, the official said. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were yet to be ascertained. The operation was underway till last reports came in, the official added.


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