Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Shopian

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Srinagar, Apr 19 (PTI) An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Zeipora area of Shopian district after getting information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

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

One unidentified militant has been killed so far, the official said, adding that the operation was going on when last reports came in. PTI MIJ SMN SMN