Srinagar: Security forces gunned down at least five terrorists during an encounter at Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, 55 kilometres from Srinagar.
Four terrorists were killed today morning in the encounter that started on Friday night.
The body of another terrorist shot dead last night at Shopian’s Kiloora village was recovered later, who was identified as Umar Malik, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative. An AK-47 assault rifle was found with him.
The bodies of the four who were shot dead today have also been found, the police said.
The security forces had cordoned off the village on Friday night following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. As they started a combing operation, the terrorists fired at them, leading to the encounter, the police said.
The operation has ended now, the police said adding a civilian was also killed amid stone-throwing by locals.