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One militant was killed in the ongoing encounter in Shopian which started Friday afternoon, police said.

Police sources said that three militants have taken shelter in the residential house of Farooq Ahmad Khan son of Mohammad Abdullah Khan in Karewa, Manlo village of Shopian district and an operation against them was going on.

“One hiding militant has been killed so far,” a police official told Kashmir Life adding, “There were three militants hiding in the house.”

The official also said that all the three militants have been identified as locals.

Sources said that one of the trapped militants has been identified as Shabir Gorsi who had given slip to police in Shopian court last year when he was under police custody.

Earlier, Police, CRPF and Army cordoned off the area in Karewa, Manlo, village after a tip off about the presence of militants. As the search operation was going on, the hiding militants were spotted resulting in an encounter.


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