Published On: Wed, Apr 22nd, 2020

4 terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday gunned down four terrorists in a fierce encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Wednesday.

The operation started after the security forces received information about the presence of some terrorists in the area

According to sources, the operation started after the security forces received information about the presence of some terrorists in the area.

“immediately after receiving the tip off, security forces comprising the Jammu and Kashmir Police, 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon and search operation in wee hours of Wednesday,” said sources adding that the terrorists on getting sense of being trapped, fired at the security forces to beak the cordon and escape.

However, in the ensuing exchange of fire, initially two terrorist were eliminated. “As the gunfight intensified, more forces reached the encounter site to plug the possible escape routes and finally the remaining two terrorists were also neutralised, said sources.

The identity and group affiliation of the terrorists killed in the encounter is being ascertained, sources added.

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