Nowgam Encounter Ends, Six Suspected Militants, Army Officer Killed

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The encounter between the suspected militants and forces personnel which started yesterday Wednesday ended with the killing of one more militant and an army officer, sources said.

Six militants and a junior commissioned officer of army are among the killed. Sources said that four forces personnel including an army major are among the injured who are being treated at Srinagar’s army hospital.

Five militants were killed on Tuesday when according to defence sources a group of militants tried to infiltrate in the Nowgam sector of Kupwara district.

Defence sources said, “The operation has ended as all the six infiltrators have been gunned down.”

The encounter had started in Kupwara in northern Kashmir on Tuesday, hours after voters turned out in large numbers to cast their vote in the second phase of assembly elections.

“One soldier and five militants were killed and four wounded yesterday,” sources said adding another militant body was found today.”

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