Encounter in Kashmir, One Terrorist Killed

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Srinagar: A militant was shot dead by security forces in a fierce gun battle in Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday, police said. The gunbattle in Manzimpora village, about 55 kms from here, took place at around 4.30 pm when a joint team of police and Rashtriya Rifles started a search operation after getting specific information about presence of militants in the area, police said.

One militant was killed in the encounter which was going on, police said. The identity of the slain militant and the group to which he belonged was awaited as the operation was still going on, police added.

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