Three unidentified militants were killed and a security guard was injured in an encounter in Shopian district on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir. A police officer said, the security forces laid siege to the area and launched a search operation after being informed of the presence of militants in Baba Mohalla. He said, meanwhile, the militants have opened fire on the security forces, whose security forces retaliated and the encounter started.
The officer said that a security personnel was injured in the shootout. According to the official, 3 militants were killed in the operation of security forces. The identities of the slain militants and their organizations are being ascertained.
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter has started in Shopian. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. Details awaited. – ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021
The media quoted the Kashmir Zone Police as saying that the security forces had killed the top commander of Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind in the midst of the encounter and the operation was still going on.