2 Militants Killed in Encounter in Shopian, J&K

One more militant was killed in an ongoing encounter at Zainpora in South Kashmir”s Shopian district taking the toll to two. The gunfight, which started on Tuesday evening and stopped during the night resumed Wednesday morning.

“Op Melahura (Shopian). One more terrorist killed (Total Two terrorists eliminated). Joint Operation in progress,” Army said in a brief statement. A third militant is also believed to have been killed in the encounter, but the body has not been retrieved yet.

“Operation at Melhura Shopian continued through the night. Two terrorists killed. Bodies recovered. For Third search is on,” a police statement said. On Tuesday security forces had a specific input on Wednesday about the presence of a group of three militants in the area. As the cordon was tightened the hiding militants fired at the security forces that triggered the encounter.

One militant was killed on Tuesday. The joint operation was conducted by the police and the Army.