SHOPIAN: A militant was killed in a brief encounter in Barbug village of district Shopian on Saturday evening. At about 6:30pm, locals heard heavy firing in the village. Local sources said that a girl was injured in clashes with government forces that broke out soon after the firing was heard. The sources said that the injured girl was taken to Shopian hospital from where she was referred to Srinagar. But the medical superintendent of Shopian district hospital, Dr Nazir Ahmad, said he had no knowledge of an injured girl brought to the hospital.
Government sources said that acting on specific information about the presence of militants, army’s 44 RR and police SOG of Imam Sahib station cordoned Barbug village. They said that militants fired from residential houses, which led to an encounter in which one militant was killed.