Four militants killed in Shopian encounter
Srinagar: Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle.
Four militants were killed in the operation, the official said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, he added.