One militant killed in ongoing encounter in Shopian

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: One suspected militant has been killed in an ongoing gun-battle with government forces in Herman area of the neighbouring Shopian district.

Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army’s 44 RR this evening laid a cordon around Manzimpara village of Herman after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area, a senior police official said.

When the search team started advances, the militants hiding in a house opened random fire to break the cordon.

“The joint team returned the fire triggering off a gun-battle. One militant has died so far,” Superintendent of police (SP) Shopian, Ataf Khan told Kashmir Reader.

He said that the exchange of fire was going on in the village, where three to four militants are believed to be trapped.