Four militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian

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Officials said the identity and group affiliation of Non-state armed groups continued to recruit and use children as young as 14 in direct hostilities against the government in Jammu and Kashmir, the report said. Photo for representational purpose only: PTI

Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday (April 22), police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle.

Four militants were killed in the operation, the official said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, he added.

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