Encounter breaks out in south Kashmir


Shopian: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Kilbal village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, officials said.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

As per the sources, two militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

*More details awaited*