Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, the Army said.

The encounter began in the morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants there, police officials said.

“One militant has been killed in the operation at Dairoo,” an Army spokesman said.

He said the operation is in progress.

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