Search operation turns into encounter after militants open fire on security forces
Three unidentified militants were killed and a security personnel was wounded in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian town on Thursday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Baba Mohalla following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
Militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. A security personnel sustained injuries in the initial firing, the official said.