Jawans of Indian Army's Rashtriya Rifles, the State Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force had cordoned off Kilora village of Shopian following specific information about the presence of terrorists there. 

The firefight broke out when terrorists fired upon the joint team of security forces. The body of one terrorist, gunned down by the security forces, identified as Umar Malik of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), was recovered last night. A local resident of Shopian, Umar had been an active terrorist since August 2017.

The bodies of four more terrorists were recovered this morning, taking the total of terrorists killed in the last 36 h to five. While confirming this, DGP SP Vaid tweeted,"4 more bodies of terrorists visible at encounter site kiloora Shopian taking the total to 5 terrorists killed. Good Job boys, good for peace".

Yesterday, two terrorists were killed by the security forces at Drusoo village of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Both the slain terrorists were affiliated to LeT.