Militant Shot Dead In Encounter At Shopian; Security Personnel, Civilian Lost Their Lives

SHOPIAN

A militant was killed in an encounter Wednesday in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in which a security personnel and a civilian also lost their lives, police said.

Before the encounter broke out in Pinjoora area, several people were injured when security personnel used batons and fired pellets to disperse a violent mob which pelted stones on the forces during the cordon and search operation, they said.

He said the security forces chased the miscreants using batons and firing pellets, resulting in injuries to several persons.

Meanwhile, the militants opened firing at security forces, who retaliated. In the ensuing encounter, one militant was gunned down while a security force personnel also died, the official said, adding one civilian also lost his life.

He said the cause of the death of civilian was being ascertained.

The operation was in progress when reports last came in.