Security forces launched a joint search operation in Kilora area in south Kashmir after receiving information about suspected presence of terrorists in an orchard.(File photo for representation)
Security forces launched a joint search operation in Kilora area in south Kashmir after receiving information about suspected presence of terrorists in an orchard.(File photo for representation)

4 terrorists killed in J-K’s Shopian encounter, 1 surrenders

Four terrorists were killed in an encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, while another surrendered.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 09:44 PM IST

Four terrorists were killed in an encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, while another surrendered.

Security forces launched a joint search operation in Kilora area in south Kashmir after receiving information about suspected presence of terrorists in an orchard.

A gunfight broke out between the terrorists and the forces during which four terrorists were killed while one surrendered, the official said.

“One terrorist (has) surrendered. Two AKs and three pistols (were) recovered (from the encounter site),” Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told PTI.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said one of the killed militants was Shakoor Parray, the district commander of Al-Badr outfit.

“Terrorist Shakoor Parray and another terrorist Suhail Bhat who abducted and killed Khanmoh’s Panch were neutralised in Friday’s encounter,” the IGP told PTI.

A body believed to be that of a Panchayat member, who went missing on August 19, was recovered from an orchard in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

The body was recovered from Dangam and seems to be of that Nisar Ahmed Bhat, who went missing after he was last seen on a motorcycle, a police officer aware of the matter said.

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