Militant killed as gunfight rattles in Shopian village

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SRINAGAR — One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter in Hind Sitapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Army’s 34RR and SOG Shopian launched a cordon and search operation in Hind Sitapora after having credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

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As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces which triggered an encounter.

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A senior official said that one militant has been killed in the initial exchange of firing while the gunfight is on.

As this story is being filed, exchange of firing is going on.

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