Three militants killed on Sopore-Kupwara highway: Police

Srinagar

Three militants have been killed in an overnight brief gunfight at Unisoo on Sopore- Kupwara highway.

A police officer while confirming the incident said that a Joint team of Army’s 22 RR, CRPF, and SOG cordoned off Younsu area of Handwara at around 12:30 am following specific information about the presence of some militants.

File image of encounter site in Kashmir

As the joint team fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants tried to break the cordon. However the joint team engaged them in a gunfight, the officer said.

He said the gunfight continued about an hour resulted into the killing both the holed up militants.

Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid tweeted about the encounter and wrote” In Unisoo Handwara all the three terrrorists apparently Pakistanis have been neutralised by joint team of J&K Police, RR & CRPF. it has been raining whole night & boys were out there in the cold.”

Meanwhile, authorities have directed telecom companies to snap Internet services in parts of Sopore and Handwara in wake of militant killings.

 

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