Security forces gunned down one terrorist in J-K's Shopian district


SHOPIAN: One terrorist was gunned down by security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday.

“The encounter broke out in early hours of the day in Shopian's Dragad Sugan area”, police said.

However, the identity of the slain terrorist is yet to be ascertained.

Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.

Further details into the matter is awaited.

Earlier, Army sources had said Indian intelligence agencies have received inputs that 16 terror training camps are active inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had said sixty-one security personnel and 11 civilians were killed, while 142 people were injured in 177 terror-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the first four months of 2019.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) statement came in response to an RTI plea filed by social activist Rohit Choudhary of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, General Officer Commanding in Chief (GoC-In-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said 86 terrorists were killed this year in the state and vowed that operations against the ultras will continue.


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