Militant killed in Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter, a police spokesman said.

Published: 10th May 2019 09:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2019 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: One militant was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

Police sources said the security forces began a cordon and search operation in Amshipora village of Shopian district following information about the presence of militants there.

"The hiding militants fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which one militant was killed," a police officer said.

"The slain militant has been identified as Ishfaq Sofi alias Abdullah Bhai, belonging to Sopore area in Baramulla district," he said, adding the exact affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained although he had joined the militant ranks in 2015.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have closed all educational institutions in Sopore on Friday.

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