Shopian, Aug 03: In Kiloora area of District Shopian, Security Forces yesterday night jointly launched searches after it was able to track a group of terrorists in the area.
During the search, militants hiding inside a house fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated thereby establishing contact with the terrorists leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, five militants were killed. The identity of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.
Moreover one civilian also sustained injuries in cross firing and later succumbed. Pertinently the encounter later took place in an open area as the hiding terrorists, taking advantage of darkness came out of the house and fired indiscriminately on security forces.
Arms and ammunition were also seized from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation into the matter“`.