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Militant slain in Shopian encounter, operation continues

A militant was slain in an encounter with armed forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation at Rakhama village in the district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards the armed forces drawing retaliation.

One militant has been killed so far, the spokesman said, adding the operation was in progress.

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