Shopian Encounter: Two More Militants Killed, Toll 5

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Srinagar- Two more unidentified militants have been killed, taking toll to five, in an encounter in the main town of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

“Two more militants have been killed in an encounter, however identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained,” said a police official.

He further said that the operation was started yesterday evening and prolonged till now due to the presence of militants in Mosque.

IGP and GOC also rushed yesterday to the encounter site to monitor operation personally.

Earlier a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Jan Mohalla.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.

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