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

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Srinagar, Mar 27 (PTI) An unidentified militant was killed and a soldier injured in an encounter between ultras and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Wangam area of South Kashmir's Shopian in the evening following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants opened fired on them.

The forces retaliated, and a militant was killed in the ensuing gunfight, the official said, adding that a soldier was injured.

He said the injured soldier was taken to the Army's 92 Base Hospital here.

The operation is underway, he added. PTI SSB IJT