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J&K: Three unidentified terrorists killed in encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian

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Shopian, Apr 08: Three unidentified terrorists killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Shopian town''s Baba Mohalla following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

J&K: Encounter underway in Shopian

Two-three militants are believed to be trapped in the exchange of gunfire taking place in the Jan Mohalla in the Shopian town.

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He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

A security personnel sustained injuries in the firing, the official said, adding that the operation was going on.

In a tweet, the Kashmir Zone Police said, "#Encounter has started at #Shopian town. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow."

The attack comes just there days after a commander of Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) was arrested in the Union Territory.

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