5 militants killed in Shopian encounter

5 militants killed in Shopian encounter
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Srinagar, Aug 4: Five militants were killed in a gunfight between the forces and the militants at Kilora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.
An official said that the encounter between the militants and the security forces broke out on Friday evening. “One militant was killed last evening when tried to break the cordon and runaway. Four more militants were killed in the gunfight which continued throughout the night. The operation is on,” he added.
Out of the five, four deceased militants have been identified as Arshad Ahmad of Ganowpora Balpora, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh of Malikgund, Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lousdanew and Umar Malik of Malikgund.