Militant killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight: police

Police on Saturday claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in the Kilbal area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

“ShopianEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow, ” a police spokesman said.

A second militant is believed to be trapped in the area.

The encounter broke out this afternoon shortly after security forces cordoned the area following a tip-off about the presence of the militants there.