Five terrorists neutralised in an encounter in Shopian

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Shopian: Security forces on Saturday neutralised five terrorists in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, 55 kilometres from Srinagar. The encounter started on Friday night.

Four terrorists were killed on Saturday morning; the body of another terrorist shot dead last night at Shopian’s Kiloora village has been recovered. Reportedly, he has been identified as Umar Malik, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative. An AK-47 assault rifle was found with him.

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The security forces had cordoned off the village on Friday night following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. As they started a combing operation, the terrorists fired at them, leading to the encounter, the police said.

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