Identification of 4 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter is underway: Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid

Shopian: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Saturday said identification of the four terrorists killed earlier in the day is underway. Speaking to ANI, Vaid said operations were initiated after information of terrorist holed up in Shopian’s Killora village was received.

“We had information that a group of terrorists is there in the area (Shopian’s Killora village). Jammu and Kashmir police, Army, Central Reserve Police Force cordoned the area. A terrorist was killed in the encounter last night. The firing was resumed today and bodies of four more terrorists were recovered. The operation has been called off,” he said.

On Friday, an encounter broke out between security personnel and terrorists, after which the body of one terrorist, identified as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Umar Malik, was recovered, along with an AK-47. The bodies of four more terrorists were recovered here on Saturday, after which the operation was called off.

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