Four terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian district

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 07.03 AM (IST)

Four terrorists and a Para commando were killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Nadigam area of South Kashmir's Shopian district.

A Senior Police official has confirmed the report.

The officer further said that the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained. 

A cordon and search operation was launched by security forces this morning in the area after intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

The Valley has been witnessing a spurt in terror activities for the past few months.

On November 18, two terrorists associated with terror outfit Al-Badr were killed in an encounter in Rebban area of Shopian district.

On the same day, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan lost his life after terrorists opened fire on a CRPF camp at Railway Colony in Pulwama`s Kakapora area.

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A cordon and search operation was launched by security forces this morning in the area after intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.