Uri Encounter: Bodies of 3 slain militants handed over to police for burial

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The Indian Army on Monday said it foiled a militant attack on a military camp in Baramulla district’s Uri sector on Sunday and killed four militants near the Line of Control.

“The militants were trying to carry out a major attack at an Army camp,” Deputy Commander of the Uri Brigade Harpreet Singh said at a press conference. “Search operations are still under way in the area. We plan to clear the entire sector.”

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Forces also recovered AK-47 rifles, AK-47 magazines, hand grenades and other ammunition from the militants.

A search operation was started on Sunday morning after the Army received information about the presence of militants in Kalgai village in the Uri sector. After an encounter broke out between the militants and forces, several villagers were shifted to safer places, reports said. One soldier and four civilians were injured in the gunfight.

Meanwhile, latest reports from Uri said that the dead bodies of three militants were handed over to local police for burial.

They said that the body of fourth militant was also recovered but it is yet to be handed over to the police.

During the encounter four houses were destroyed, reports added. The houses belonged to Israeel, Ashraf, Bashir and Qasim.

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