Militant killed in ongoing Shopian encounter: Army

Srinagar: One militant was killed in an ongoing encounter at Chaigund area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told GNS that a militant has been “gunned down” in the ongoing operation.

“Body of the militant is yet to be retrieved from the site”, he said, adding that the operation is still going on .

Earlier, a joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Chaigund village in Keegam area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint team of forces has intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off an encounter.

A 17-year-old youth Shakir Ahmad Mir was killed and two teenage girls sustained bullet wounds in forces action.

The forces action followed after people staged protest and allegedly pelted stones at them during an encounter.  (GNS)

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