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J&K: Security forces kill suspected militant in gunfight in Shopian district, say police

Security forces on Wednesday killed a suspected militant during a gunfight in the Chack-i-Cholan village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the police said.

At 12.16 pm, the police said that the gunfight was still underway.

#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 01 unidentified #terrorist killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/OsuyPsKulL

— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 8, 2021

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The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the village after they received a tip-off about presence of suspected militants in the area, PTI quoted a police official as saying. The gunfight ensued after militants fired at the security forces during the search operation, the official said.

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