Four militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Shopian district of South Kashmir in the early hours of Sunday. The forces also recovered arms and ammunition from the site.
Based on intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, the joint security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Panzar area of Shopian.
The militants fired at the forces when they were conducting the search, a police official said. A gunbattle ensued between the forces and militants thereafter, the official added.
“4 terrorists killed. Arms and ammunition recovered. Identities and affiliations are being ascertained,” Kashmir police tweeted.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 23, 2019
More details are awaited.