Four terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

SRINAGAR, Apr 22 (Agencies): Four militants were killed in an encounter at Melhora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

The four militants killed in the encounter, which broke out between militants and security forces on Tuesday night, were part of the terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. One of the slain militants was a top commander of the terror outfit.

A joint team of Army’s 55 RR, police in Shopian and CRPF laid a siege at Melhora village late Tuesday evening.

A police officer said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

He said that the exchange of fire took place in the area soon after the joint team fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot.

The militants tried to break the cordon amid the exchange of fire and an encounter pursued.

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