J-K: Two militants, over-ground worker killed in Shopian encounterhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/shopian-encounter-underway-between-security-forces-and-militants-5757630/

J-K: Two militants, over-ground worker killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian encounter: According to a police official, following specific information about the presence of militants in Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation.

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A gunbattle erupted after militants fired upon the security forces, leading to the encounter. (Representational/Express file photo)

Two militants and an over-ground worker (OGW) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, news agency PTI reported.

According to a police official, following specific information about the presence of militants in Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation.

As the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired at them, triggering an encounter in which two militants and their “active associate” were killed, he said.

One of the militants is believed to be Saju Magrey of the Hizbul Mujahideen, the police official told PTI, adding that Magrey was involved in a series of terror crimes, including IED incidents.

However, the identities of the other militant and the OGW are being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the site of encounter, the official said.

(With PTI inputs)