Shopian Encounter: Three militants killed, operation continues

SRINAGAR: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Reben area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar (IPS) told news agency GNS that three militants were killed in the ongoing operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.

Earlier, according to the reports, a joint team of Police, Army’s 01RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Reben.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

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