Militant killed in encounter with SFs in Shopian

Srinagar : A militant was killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Friday.

Official sources said following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF at Hanjipora in Shopian on Friday.

However, they said when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter,” they said, adding a militant was killed in the exchange of fire.

They said reinforcement was rushed from nearby camps and the area was sealed to foil any attempts by militants to escape. “Additional security forces have also been deployed in nearby area to maintain law and order,” they added.

They said the operation was going on when the reports last came in.

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