In Pictures: Five Militants Killed in Shopian Gunfight

Five militants were shot dead by security forces during a gunfight which took place on early evening of Thursday and ended on Friday afternoon in Jan mohalla area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. April 9 [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
Reports said that around 3 pm on Thursday a cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by security forces turned into a gun battle after the militants hiding in the area opened fire on the forces. April 9 [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
An army man checks the identity cards of locals in the perimeter of the cordoned area on April 9. [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
People inspect the damage to the mosque in which militants had taken shelter on April 9 [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
People look outside from a damaged window of the masjid on April 9 [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
A broken prayer timing board inside the masjid in which militants had taken shelter on April 9. [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
The militants killed in the gunfight were affiliated with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit, police said. [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]
Armed forces leaving the encounter site after the gunfight ended on Friday afternoon leaving five militants dead and three forces personnel injured. [Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir]