Shopian Encounter: Terrorists Neutalized Search Ops Underway


Srinagar: One militant was killed on Sunday in a gun battle between security forces and militants and one arrested that broke out in Shopian district of south Kashmir Saturday night.

The terrorist caught alive, reportedly surrendered at gunpoint. He has been identified as Adil Dar (17) who joined the Hizbul Mujahideen only three months back.

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Security forces believe there were three terrorists, but they have not found the body of the third terrorist yet.

According to  news agency PTI, police officials said, “One militant was killed in a gun battle that broke out last night in Shopian district of south Kashmir.” According to PTI, the deceased militant has been identified as Tariq Ahmed Dar, whose body was recovered from the encounter site. He was allegedly involved in numerous terror-related incidents, the police said.

Meanwhile, the police officials further told that another militant, who was identified as Adil, laid down his arms and surrendered to security forces after he was cornered from all sides. According to PTI, Jammu and Kashmir police officials assured him that he will not be killed if he surrendered peacefully, after which he came out of hiding spot in the debris of the house and gave up his AK-47.

The encounter comes a day after a 19-year old girl was injured after militants launched an attack on army vans at Barbugh in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district. The forces launched a search operation in the region on Friday evening, after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the region. A gun battle started between security forces and militants on Friday night after the militants opened fire, PTI said. As per reports, the forces are still continuing the search operation to weed out militants.