Kupwara Encounter: Army Version



The defence spokesperson Saturday evening issued the following statement about the encounter between forces and miltants in Nowgam sector of Kupwara district.

“Army early morning today intercepted an infiltrating group of militants in the Toot Mari Gali sector of Kupwara District,” the statement said adding, “On being challenged by the Army, the infiltrators opened indiscriminate fire which led to retaliatory fire by the troops.”

Earlier in the day, army had claimed of killing three ‘militants’.

The statement asserted, “in the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, three militants were killed.”

It further said that the bodies of the militants were recovered along with the recovery of 03 AK-47 with 300 rounds, 5 UBGL with 09 UBGL rounds, 05 Chinese grenades, 3 GPS and 05 radio sets.

“As per last reports,” the statement maintained, “the operation was still in progress.”

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