SRINAGAR: Five militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Reben area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.
Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar (IPS) told news agency GNS that five militants were killed in the operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.
As per the sources top commander is among the five slain militants.
Earlier reports said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 01RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Reben.
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.