Militant, soldier killed in Shopian encounter
M4 Rifle also recovered, internet suspended
Srinagar: An unidentified militant and a soldier have been militant while as two soldiers were injured in a gunfight at Wangam area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.
Official sources said that based on specific information about the presence of the militants, a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Wangam area of the district.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, they said, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off a gunfight.
One militant was killed so far while three army soldiers received injured in the initial phase of the encounter. The injured were shifted to hospital even as the identity of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained, they said.
“One of the injured Jawan later succumbed to injuries,” the official added.
“One M4 Rifle was also recovered from the slain militant,” he said.
Meanwhile, reports said that internet services have been suspended in the south Kashmir district.