5 militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian district
Five militants were killed in a gunfight that erupted between militants and security forces in Shopian district on Wednesday.
The gunfight – the third in Shopian district since Sunday – erupted during a cordon and search operation at Sugoo Hendhama village.
Their identity and affiliation is being ascertained.
According to an intelligence input, militants were hiding in the area.
The Srinagar-based defence spokesman said, “A joint operation was launched at 1.45 am on Wednesday based on JK Police’s intelligence. A cordon was laid and contact was established at 5.30 am. Security forces eliminated three terrorists. The joint operation is in progress.”
Later, Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar said five unidentfied militants had been killed in the gunfight and the search operation in the area is on.