Srinagar: One militant has been killed in an encounter at Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday, police said.
Police sources said that the operation was still going on at Kaneera, Patalgam, Chadoora.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Munir Ahmad Khan told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that one militant has been has killed so far. “The operation is underway while the body of one militant has been recovered,” he said.
Earlier, a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF following a specific information had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area. As the joint team of forces intensified the searches the hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter.
Soon after the news about the encounter spread, the people mostly youth took to streets at Chadoora and its adjoining areas and start pelting stones on forces.
The forces resorted to teargas shelling and used some aerial shots to disperse the protesting people. In the meantime, the busy market at Chadoora shut down spontaneously.