J-K: Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in Shopian encounter

The encounter is still underway.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 4:01 pm

A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans were also injured in the gunfight. “An encounter broke out between security forces and militants at Wangam in Shopian after the security forces launched a search operation following specific intelligence inputs,” a police official said.

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The militant was identified as Sadam Hussain Mir, a resident of Chatripora Shopian, the official added. According to reports, the gunfight began after midnight in Wangam village. The jawans injured in gunfight are from 62 Rashriya Rifles. Security forces have recovered one assault rifle, five AK 47 magazines, 119 AK 47 rounds and one hand grenade.