Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — A militant has been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Rawalpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

A senior police officer said that one unidentified militant has been killed so far while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, on Saturday evening, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

Government forces launch CASO in twin villages of Shopian

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

He said that due to darkness, the operation was suspended on Saturday evening and resumed on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, mobile Internet services have been snapped in Shopian district.

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