Srinagar. Five militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. With this, the security forces have killed 14 terrorists in the last four days. A police official said that the area was cordoned off and search operations were carried out in the morning after receiving accurate information about the presence of militants in Sugu area of Shopian in south Kashmir.
He said that the militants started firing on the security forces, after which the encounter started. Two militants were killed in the initial encounter and three more militants were killed by the security forces till the final report was received. This is the third major encounter in Shopian in four days. Nine Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in two encounters with security forces on Sunday and Monday.