June 2020 News

Shopian Gunfight: Five Militants Killed

10 June 2020
Kashmir News Service

Shopian: Five militants were killed in a gunfight in Shopian on Wednesday. This is the third encounter in Shopian since Sunday in which 14 militants have been killed so far. A senior J-K police officer confirmed that five militants were killed in Wednesday's in a encounter which early broke out between militants and security forces Sugoo area of Shopian . Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Army's 44 RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir 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, thus triggering an encounter. 'Five militants were killed in the gunfight. The operation has now ended,' officials said. 'Five militants have been killed in Shopian operation today. In four days 14 militants killed in three operations in Shopian. It is a big set back to Hizbul Mujahideen.' Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the mobile internet services in the district as precautionary measure.