Arwani Gunfight: Four militants killed, operation over

Srinagar

Police on Thursday claimed to have killed four militants in a gunfight at Kharpora area of Arwani in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

A paramilitary trooper while holding a position at the encounter site in Arwani Bejbihara area of Islamabad in South Kashmir on October 25, 2018. KL image by Shah Hilal

An official said that a joint team of army and SOG launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in Kharpora area on a specific information about the presence of some militants there.

“The gunfight raged as soon as the government forces fired some warning shots towards the suspected house,” he said.

Four militants were killed in the gunfight so far, he said, adding that the operation is over now.

The identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, he said.

The CASO and subsequently killing of the militants triggered clashes near the encounter site and its adjacent areas. The joint team of police and paramilitary troops used force to quell the protests.

More details are awaited.

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