J&K: Three terrorists killed in Shopian encounter, search operation underway

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Three unidentified terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Sugan village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, while a search operation is underway to trace more militants.

Earlier, two terrorists were killed in the gunfight. “Two terrorists have been killed and the operation is on. We will share further details once the operation is over,” J&K DGP Dibagh Singh told NVI.

A police official said that the identity of all three slain terrorists is being ascertained. “Both the terrorists were given a chance to surrender, but they refused and instead fired at the forces triggering an intense gunbattle,” the official said earlier, adding that the operation remained on for the whole night and with the first light of the day (today), both the terrorists were killed.

The encounter at Sugan village of Shopian broke out last evening after joint forces laid a siege in the village on the basis of a specific input.

“The firing had stopped during the night and early morning the firing resumed on both sides after which both the terrorist were killed,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped the mobile internet services in South Kashmir’s Shopian district as a precautionary measure.