J&K: 1 militant, 3 'accomplices' killed in firing in Shopian

WION Web Team Shopian Mar 04, 2018, 05.31 PM(IST)

(Representative image) Photograph:( PTI )

A militant was among the four people who were killed in a firing incident in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday night, police said. 

The incident took place around 8 pm when ultras fired on a security forces mobile vehicle check post near Pohan area.

The militant was identified as one Shahid Ahmad Dar and a weapon was also recovered from him, the Indian Army said in a statement. Besides the militant, bodies of three other people who were killed in the gunfire were also found. 

The Army said that the three people killed were over ground workers/accomplices in the car, who were accompanying the terrorists.  

"Police has reached the spot and started legal formalities," the statement added.  

Meanwhile, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the district after the incident and police officials were also carrying out legal formalities.