New Delhi: Four terrorists have been killed as an encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. This is the second encounter in Shopian district in the past 24 hours. Also Read - BJP Wants to Develop an Ecosystem With No Place For Democracy: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pinjora area of Shopian, in South Kashmir, this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area. A police official stated that the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir DDC Polls: 51.76 % Voter Turnout Recorded in First Phase

Earlier on Sunday, five Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a self styled commander, were killed in a joint operation by the army, CRPF and Shopian Polic   in Reban area of the district.
“Five terrorists have been eliminated in operation Reban in Shopian,” defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told news agency PTI. He further added that good drills ensured no collateral damage took place during the operation.