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Shopian encounter: Militant killed, operation on


SHOPIAN, May 28: An unidentified militant has been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in orchards of Ganopora Arshipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) an unidentified militants has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said that militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 47 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district—(KNO)


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