Shopian Encounter: Three militants killed, operation on

Shopian Encounter: Three militants killed, operation on

 

Srinagar, June 16: Three militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Turkwangam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Official sources told GNS that three militants were killed in the operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.

A senior Police officer told GNS that bodies are yet to be retrieved from the encounter site.

Pertinently 17 militants including three militants of today’s ongoing encounter have been killed this month in Shopian district so far.

Earlier, according to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Turkwangam.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter. (GNS)

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