Badigam gunfight: 5 militants killed, operation over, says DGP

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Srinagar

Five militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Badigam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Taking to social networking site twitter DGP SP Vaid wrote “Encounter concluded at Badigam Zainpora Shopian, 5 bodies of terrorists recovered. Well done boys – Army/ CRPF/J&K Police.”

“Bodies of the slain militants were recovered along with as many rifles,” the DGP said.

Reports said that the identities of the militants are being ascertained.

Earlier, the gunfight broke out at Badigam village after army’s 44 RR launched the cordon-and-search operation in the area.

Army’s 23 Para Commandos, 34 RR, 3 RR, CRPF, and SOG were rushed as reinforcements after the contact with militants was established.

In the initial firefight one SOG personnel, Anil Kumar and army soldier of 44 RR were injured.

Soon intense clashes rocked the area and one civilian suffered injuries and was hospitalized.

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