Kashmir

Four militants killed in ongoing Shopian encounter

Srinagar: Four militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Badigam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A police officer told GNS that four militants were killed in the operation so far.

“Bodies of the slain militants were recovered along with as many rifles,” the officer said.

He said that the identities of the militants are being ascertained. He said that the operation is going on in the area.

Earlier, the gunfight broke out at Badigam village after army’s 44 RR launched the cordon-and-search operation in the area.

Army’s 23 Para Commandos, 34 RR, 3 RR, CRPF, and SOG were rushed as reinforcements after the contact with militants was established.

In the initial firefight one SOG personnel, Anil Kumar and army soldier of 44 RR were injured.

Soon intense clashes rocked the area and one civilian suffered injuries and was hospitalized. (GNS)

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