A militant has been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in orchards in between Dragad and Kashwa villages of Zainapora belt of shopian district in wee hours of Friday.

An official told KNO that a joint team of forces including 44 RR, CRPF and SOG Zainapora launched search operation after having specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

On intensifying search operation towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggered an encounter, he said.

During exchange of one militant has been killed, dead body along with weapon has been retrieved and identification of killed militants is being ascertained while as search operation is underway, he said

Meanwhile as a precautionary measure mobile internet services have been snapped in shopian district.(KNO)

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