Seven militants are reported killed in an encounter somewhere in Lolab, one of the distant Kupwara belt that is closer to the LoC. Police confirmed the incident.
“Seven militants are killed in an encounter,” police spokesman said. “It will take us a bit of time to collect the details for you.”
The encounter has taken places during a cordon and search operation that was launched after the security men received in-puts about militant presence. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties from the security forces side.
A police statement issued in this regard said the encounter has taken place in forests near Dardpora village which falls under the jurisdiction of police station Lalpora. The operation was carried out by 18-Rashtriya Rifles.