Shopian Gunfight: Police issues a statement

Srinagar

Police on Thursday issued a following a statement regarding gunfight in Shopian village saying that based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in Yawran area of Keller in Shopian district, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the area.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” said the spokesman.

“In the ensuing encounter, 03 militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained,” he said.

“Pertinently with the efforts of Police and security forces it was a clean operation and no collateral damage happened during the encounter,” he added.

“Police has registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including 03 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the site of the encounter,” the spokesman said.

“Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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