Srinagar, June 23, KDC: An unidentified militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Shirmal area of Shopian in South Kashmir.
A police official told News agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that an unidentified militant has been killed and an operation is on to kill more trapped militants.
Earlier reports said that a joint team of Police and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) 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 retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.
The gunfire is still going on and more militants are believed to be trapped in this gunfight, the officer added. (KDC)