On Monday, amid the exchange of fire in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were killed. Terrorists were from The Resistance Front (TRF), one out of three terrorist was involved in killing, non local street hawker Virendra Paswan. In an overnight encounter, security forces killed three terrorists.
A police official said, “The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Tulran, Imamsahab area of Shopian, in South Kashmir on Monday evening, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.” The official further added, “the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the search party of the forces, who retaliated. In the ensuing gunfight, three militants were killed.”
The Kashmir Zone Police wrote on its Twitter handle “#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 03 #terrorists of LeT (TRF) killed. Identification being ascertained. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow.”
The Kashmir Zone Police quoted the IGP “#ShopianEncounterUpdate: Out of 03 killed #terrorists, one terrorist has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of #Ganderbal, who shifted to #Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar.”
Search operation of terrorist turned out to be an encounter. After firing, they retaliated on the search party.