Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday, an Army official said. The security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Yarwan forest area of the district following information about presence of the ultras there, he said.
The official said three militants were killed in the operation, which was underway till last reports came in.
Earlier on Wednesday, suspected militants shot dead a civilian in south Kashmir’s Shopian.
The body of Tanveer Ahmad Dar, a resident of Bemnipora, from Shopian’s Kachdoora area. “Mr. Dar was killed by militants. The police have registered a case and officers are at the spot and continue to work to establish circumstances of this terror crime,” said the police.
(With inputs from Our Correspondent)