SRINAGAR: A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight in Kilora village of Shopian on Friday night.
An army spokesperson said one militant was killed in an ongoing operation. The identity of the slain militant could not known when this report was being filed.
A contingent of army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles soldiers appeared in the village this evening and launched cordon and search operation, a senior police official told Kashmir Reader. As the cordon was being laid, militants hiding in the area opened fire on forces triggering an encounter.
“The army returned the fire triggering off a gunfight. The exchange of gunfire continued for some time,” the official said.