Srinagar, April 28 (GNS): Two militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter with government forces at Melhora area of Zainapora in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.
Reports reaching GNS a joint team of SOG and army’s 55 RR laid a siege in Melhora village.
A police officer said that the operation was launched following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.
The joint team of forces while intensifying the searches fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding in the area opened indiscriminate fire triggering of a fierce gunfight, he said.
“So far two militants were killed in the operation. The identities and group affiliation of the slain are being ascertained,” he said.
He said that the operation is ongoing in the area. (GNS)