Three militants killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight: Army

Srinagar

Three militants were killed in an encounter which broke between government forces and militants in Turkwangam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday morning, army spokesman in a statement said.

Srinagar based army spokesman said three militants were killed in a gunfight. However identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

He said that two AK-47 and one INSAS recovered from the site if encounter till now.

Till this report was being filed searches in the area was still on, army spokesman said.

The gunfight broke out after a joint team of Police and army launched cordon and search operation in Nipora.

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

 

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