Shopian: One more militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter between government forces and militants in Melhoora area of Zainapora belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, taking the toll of killed militants to two.
Quoting a senior police officer, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that two unidentified militants have been killed so far in the encounter while a search operation is on.
The officer added that one militant was killed on Monday evening while another one was killed Tuesday morning. “Bodies of both militants along with ammunition have been recovered.”
“On Monday evening, the operation was halted due to darkness, however, the cordon was tightened to ensure that no trapped militant can flee and operation resumed on today morning,” he added.
Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation based on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. KNO