Jammu and Kashmir: 5 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter, operation concluded

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 04, 2018, 07:56 AM(IST)

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A body was recovered by the police from the site of the encounter last night.

Security forces, on Sunday, gunned down four terrorists in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Killora village in Shopian area. The encounter between security forces and terrorists had started on Saturday, fresh firing was reported on Sunday morning.   

Authorities also recovered the body of a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist on Saturday night along with an AK-47.

A total of 5 terrorists have been killed in the encounter which has now been concluded. All bodies have been recovered, ANI reported. 


"Four more terrorists have been killed in the operation at Killora in Shopian. One terrorist was killed last night," an Army official said.


Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said operations were initiated after information of terrorist holed up in Shopian's Killora village was received.

"We had information that a group of terrorists is there in the area (Shopian's Killora village). Jammu and Kashmir police, Army, Central Reserve Police Force cordoned the area. A terrorist was killed in the encounter last night. The firing was resumed today and bodies of four more terrorists were recovered. The operation has been called off," he said.

Meanwhile, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) have apprehended two suspects, along with a couple of hand grenades, in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk. The suspects have been over to the Jammu and Kashmir police.


On Friday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town. The gunbattle between terrorists and security forces started at Baharmpora village of Sopore town.

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