Five terrorists have been shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, 55 kilometres from Srinagar. The encounter started on Friday night.
Four terrorists were killed today morning; the body of another terrorist shot dead last night at Shopian’s Kiloora village has been recovered. He has been identified as Umar Malik, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, news agency ANI reported. An AK-47 assault rifle was found with him.
The security forces had cordoned off the village on Friday night following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. As they started a combing operation, the terrorists fired at them, leading to the encounter, the police said.
The police said the encounter is still going on.