Shopian encounter: 1 militant killed, 1 soldier injured

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Saturday, November, 05 2016 - 15:43

At least one militant was killed and one soldier was injured in an encounter between militants and security forces following the search operation in a village in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

Police assisted by security forces cordoned off Dobjan village, 60 km from Srinagar, after getting information about presence of four militants in the area.

according to police, as the security forces moved to the target house, hiding militants resorted to firing as the security forces closed in on them, in an attempt to flee.

The security forces retaliated the fire.

A fierce gunbattle is still going on.

This the second attack since a police party was attacked by armed militants on Friday night. The police party was on its way for the investigation of gunshots that were heard in the village of Dadsara in Awantipora region of Pulwama district. A sub-inspector was injured in the attack on Friday night.


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