Two Militants Killed in Shopian Encounter

SRINAGAR: Two militants have been killed in an encounter between the government forces and militants in the Amshipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Friday.

A senior police officer told the news agency KNO that two unidentified militants have been killed, whose identification is being ascertained while search operation is on in the area.

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

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight. The police have confirmed the two militant killings.

(Photograph used in the report is not of this particular encounter)

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