Five militants killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Shopian district

Army, CRPF joint operation

Five militants killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Shopian district

Army soldiers during the operation at Reben village. Tribune Photo: Amin War

Tribune News Service
Srinagar, June 7

Five militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight at a village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.

The encounter broke out in Shopian district after security forces launched a joint operation in Rebon area on Sunday morning.

The gunfight started when joint teams of the police, Army and CRPF were carrying out a cordon-and-search operation in the south Kashmir village of Rebon, following an input about the presence of militants in the area.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

"However as per credible sources, the killed terrorists belonged to poscribed HM (Hizbul Mujahideen) terrorists outfit and one among the killed terrorists is believed to be a top commander," a police officer said.

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