Five Suspected Militants Die in Drugmulla ‘Gun Fight’



An army man being rushed to Military hospital for medical aid.
Injured army men being rushed to Military hospital for medical aid. (KL Image: Muhammad Abu Bakr)

Five suspected militants died while and three army men sustained injuries in an “encounter” at Drugmulla area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

“Gunfight” broke out at Chack Drugmulla near Hatmulla area today in the morning after the joint team of army’s 47 RR, 41 RR and SOG cordoned off hamlet.

The forces, as such, intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several motor shells towards the suspected house, a news gathering agency reported, adding that the militants hiding inside the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

Soon after the gunfight broke out in the area, the additional reinforcement of army’s 9 PARA joined the operation.

Five suspected militants died in the “gunfight” that lasted for about nine hours.

The three injured army personnel of Rashtriya Rifles were immediately shifted to military hospital Drugmulla where from they have been referred to army hospital Srinagar for specialized treatment. Two have been identified as Pandu Rang Mahadev of 41 RR and Atul Kumar of 47 RR.

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