Shopian encounter: One more militant killed, toll reaches three | KNO

REPRESENTATION PHOTO
Shopian encounter: One more militant killed, toll reaches three | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Shopian, June 23 (KNO) : One more militant has been killed with government forces in orchards in between Panzer and Daramdoora area of Shopian on Sunday, taking the toll of killed militants to three officials told KNO. Earlier after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants joint team forces including army's 44 RR and SOG launched search operation in the area, a police official said. On intensifying search towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces which was Retaliated triggered encounter, he said During exchange of fire first two militants were killed later one more militant was killed, he said adding that dead bodies have been recovered and identification is being ascertained, Sources told KNO that slain militants belong to Ansar Gazwat ul Hind, an off shoot of Al Qaeda They said that one among the three slain militants had recently typed with Ansar after he was active with hizb for 3 years and other two are newly recruited militants of Ansar from Shopian. In wake of gunfight internet services have been snapped in the Shopian district.(KNO)