4 militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Shopian


Team Udayavani, Nov 25, 2018, 8:54 AM IST

Srinagar: Four militants were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said.

The four were killed in an encounter at Hipura Batagund area in Shopian district of south Kashmir, an Army official said. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

The security forces also recovered weapons from the site of the incident. Mobile internet services have also been suspended.

The official said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific information about the presence of militants there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated, he said. The operation is in progress, the official said.

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