Shopian gun battle: Jammu and Kashmir security forces kill Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist

J&K Police Bust Hizb Module, Arrest Two Constables For Supplying AK-47 Rounds To Militants

J&K Police Bust Hizb Module, Arrest Two Constables For Supplying AK-47 Rounds To Militants

Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Keller area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Monday, police said.

A police officer said that a joint team of 43 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search at village Gatipora in Kellar at around 4:00 pm.

A search operation for Khalid turned into a gun battle when the militants opened fire on the search party, the police said, adding that more troops were rushed to the area to prevent the militants from escaping. In the retaliatory action, one militant - identified as Khalid alias Shahid Showkat of the JeM - was killed, he said.

Earlier in the day, in a similar operation, Jammu and Kashmir's security forces killed top Jaish-e-Mohammed militant commander Umer Khalid in Ladoora area of North Kashmir.

It is being said that the JeM commander had attacked a security convoy at 9 am on Monday, following which a gunbattle erupted. There was a brief exchange of fire, a police official said.

Khalid, a resident of Pakistan, according to police sources, was a most wanted militant and was categorised as A++.

Kumar had joined army in 1990 and hailed from Village Khanni in Himachal Pradesh.

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