Shopian Gunfight: Militant Killed, Two Army Men Injured, Operation Continues

SRINAGAR: A militant has been killed as well as two army men injured in an overnight ongoing encounter in Kanigam Village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A senior Police officer told news agency GNS that one militant has been killed in an ongoing overnight gunfight, body also recovered. However identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.

Officer further said that operation was suspended late night due to darkness and resumed this morning.

Two army men were also injured yesterday as militants tried to break cordon, however forces again engaged them.

Earlier, reports said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.

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