Rafiabad Encounter: Fifth militant killed

by Faheem Mir

Srinagar: Another militant was killed during an ongoing encounter between the militants and government forces in north Kashmir, taking the toll to five.

Taking to his Twitter handle DGP S P Vaid wrote: “5th Terrorists fired in the morning & was neutralised soon after, (sic)”

Earlier, the army claimed to have killed four militants in an ongoing gunfight in woods in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A Para commando of the army was also injured in the fire-fight 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.

Local sources said that a large number of forces have been deployed in the area and door to door search operation has begun in the area.

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