Four militants killed in Rafiabad forest


Army on Wednesday claimed to have killed four militants in an ongoing gunfight in woods in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

An army spokesman said that four militants were killed in the ongoing gunfight. “The operation is going on,” he said.

Earlier today, a Para commando of the army was injured in the firefight that broke out after a joint team of army’s 32 RR and 9 PARA commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods of upper reaches of Rafiabad.

DGP SP Vaid said that five militants were trapped in the gunfight. “Encounter going on in Dooniwari forest area of Police Station Dangiwacha Sopore, report of presence of 5 militants. Wish success to our boys, (sic)” Director of General of Police Vaid said on Twitter. (CNS)

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