Shopian, June 23: At least four militants in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in orchards in between Panzer and Daramdoora area of Shopian were killed on Sunday.
Officials said four militants of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind were killed in the Gunfight.
Earlier, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team forces including Army’s 44 RR and SOG launched search operation in the area, a police official said.
On intensifying search towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter, he said.
During the exchange of fire, three militants were killed, he said adding the dead bodies have been recovered and identification is being ascertained.
They said that one among the slain militants who was affiliated with HM outfit for three years had recently joined AGH whike two others thy said were newly recruited militants of same outfit from Shopian.
In wake of gunfight, the mobile internet services have been snapped in the district.