Shopian encounter ends with death of 2nd militant

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Shopian: One more militant died fighting government forces in Shopian district during an encounter which started on Saturday evening.

Local sources said that the slain militant was identified as Altaf Ahmad of Awneera Shopian who fought overnight with the armed forces at Barbugh Imam Sahab area of the district which lies in South of Srinagar at a distance of around 50 KMs.

Earlier, one militant was killed and another militant was arrested by the forces who is being questioned currently during the encounter.

Sources said that firing from both ends of the gunfight has ended.

However, local sources said that one residential house was razed to ground where the militants were suspected to be trapped.

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