Srinagar- A militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter that broke out in Molu Chitragam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.
State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Molu Chitragam area of Shopian after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
In the ensuing exchange of fire, one militant was killed, the official said.
The militant’s identity and group affiliation is yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that the operation is underway.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.