Kashmir encounter: 2 Hizbul militants killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen (HeM) terrorists were killed in a gun-battle with the security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district on early Thursday morning.

The two militants were gunned down by the counter-insurgency unit of Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group (SOG) of state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Veehil village of Shopian district.

"The slain militants have been identified as Wasim Malla and Nasir Pandit," a senior police officer said. 

"Nasir was a former police constable who had decamped with his service rifle and later joined the militant ranks. He belonged to Karimabad village of Pulwama district," he added.

News24 Bureau