Encounter Ensues After Militants Fire at Army Search Party in J&K
Army personnel during the search operation in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: ANI)
Army personnel during the search operation in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: ANI)

Encounter Ensues After Militants Fire at Army Search Party in J&K

Militants opened fire on an army search party in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, leading to an encounter. 

According to media reports, two militants are believed to be holed up in Shopian. Search operations are on in the area.

The firing happened a day after Sub-Inspector Altaf Ahmad, head of the investigation team in the Udhampur attack case, was shot down by militants in the Bandipora region of Jammu and Kashmir.