As per the J&K Police, in Shopian district, four militants were killed in an encounter between Militants and Indian Security Forces. Dilbagh Singh, DGP of Jammu and Kashmir, in an interview, stated, "It was a successful operation as four militants were killed. All of them were sort of Islamic State-inspired militants who were commanded by Shaukat Ahmed Butt of the same area. They were wanted militants in many terror-related crimes." As per a police representative, the militants were recognised as Rafi Hassan Mir, Suhail Ahmad Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Mir, and Azad Ahmad Khanday. The encounter took place in South Kashmir's Daramdora area of Keegam.