Three unidentified militants were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Joint troops of 178 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) at Zainapora launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Shopian, in South Kashmir, this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
In the exchange of fire, three militants were killed, the official said. He said their identity and group affiliation are being ascertained. The operation is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.
These four districts are now included in the list of orange zones. An order issued by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said there were nine districts in the red zone -- Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla and Kupwara in Kashmir, and Ramban in Jammu. Nine districts -- Ganderbal and Bandipora in Kashmir, and Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi, Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region -- are in the orange category. Doda and Kishtwar districts in the Chenab valley in Jammu region continued to remain under the green list, the order read.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration issued a fresh classification of the districts on Sunday a day ahead of the implementation of the coronavirus lockdown relaxations. The order said the classification of the districts was done for implementing the lockdown relaxations from Monday after a detailed review of the current situation.