Militant killed in Shopian gunfight

Shopian: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said.
The encounter broke out after the militants opened fire at a search party of the security forces at Melhora in Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.
He said the forces retaliated, leading to a gunfight.
A defence spokesperson said one militant has been killed in the operation, which was going on when last reports came in.
Meanwhile, forces on Tuesday afternoon launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in main town Beerwah in Budgam district.
Officials told KNO that a joint team of Army’s 53 RR, Special Operation Group (SOG) and CRPF laid a siege and closed all roads leading to the area on Tuesday afternoon.

However, no contact has been established with the militants so far, they said.
A police officer said that CASO was launched following inputs about the presence of militants. PTI

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