Three militants killed in north Kashmir’s Handwara gunfight

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Srinagar

Army on Friday claimed to have killed three militants in a gunfight at Brinjal forest area of Vilgam, Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official said that soldiers of 15 RR intercepted a group of militants believed to be infiltrators at Brinjal forest adjacent to Shahnagar Jat Gali, around 7 kilometres away from Tehsil headquarter Vilgam.

“The group five of militants opened fire upon the forces which were retaliated by the troops triggering off a gunfight. The militants fired indiscriminately and in the gunfight three militants were killed,” he said.

“We are ascertaining their outfit affiliation,” the official said, adding the operation is still going on.

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