Shopian, Three militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Imam sahib area of Shopian on Friday early morning. The firing has stopped while as searches are going on in the area.
An official told that earlier two militants were killed in the encounter that started in Adkhara area of Imam sahib in Shopian and then third one was also killed at 11 am taking the total slain militants to three.
He added that a joint team of Army’s 34 RR and SoG Shopian launched cordon and search operation in Adkhara Imam sahib area following credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
The official said that soon after the joint team of forces intensified the search towards the suspected spot, militants opened fire which was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In exchange of fire, two militants were killed, whose identification is being ascertained, he said.
However sources identified the militants as locals belonging to Hizb.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the gunfight, internet services have been snapped in most parts of southern kashmir.(KNO)