Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian. (Photo Credit: News Nation Photo)
An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian in south Kashmir on Friday following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon security forces, who retaliated. The gunfight is on, the official said, adding further details are awaited.
An encounter broke out between troops & terrorists at 0630 hrs today, following cordon&search op by Central Reserve Police Force along with 44 Rashtriya Rifles&Special Operation Group last night in Dairoo, Shopian District. Firing underway. One terrorist killed during encounter between troops & terrorists in Dairoo of Shopian District. The operation is in progress.