Encounter rages in Shopian Village, One militant killed | KNO

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Encounter rages in Shopian Village, One militant killed | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Shopian, May 12 (KNO) : Predawn gunfight raged between militants and government forces in Sitapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday. Reports reaching to KNO said that on basis of some information about presence of militants, a joint team of army’s 34RR and SOG Shopian cordoned off Sitapora village in Shopian. An official told KNO that the hiding militants fired upon forces after they intensified searches towards suspected spot. A senior Police official confirmed to KNO that some exchange of firing has taken place between militants and government forces. As per locals, heavy firing is going on. As per sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped. Sources meanwhile confirmed to KNO that one militant was killed during the encounter. (KNO)