Agence India Press
Srinagar: Three militants were killed in two encounters in frontier district of Kupwara, officials said on Thursday.
Soldiers of 15 Rashtriya Rifles noted some suspicious movement in Esmali forests in Keran area, near the Line of Control, in Kupwara district on Wednesday evening and launched searches.
Militants present there opened fire on the search party which was retaliated triggering a gun-battle, they said.
Two militants were killed in the encounter; the officials said adding search operations were on in the area.
In another encounter, a militant was killed in Wudderbala forests in Zachaldara area of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, a militant was killed in a gun battle with forces in Jammu’s Kishtwar district on Thursday, officials said.
Forces cordoned off Nagnigarh area this morning and launched searches. “During the search, militants fired on the operation party and tried to break the cordon. However, fire was retaliated triggering a gunfight in which one militant was killed,” officials said, adding the encounter was on when reports last came in.
In other side, exchange of fire between the militants and the security forces, which started on Wednesday night, continued on Thursday in Pachul village in Pulwama district of Kashmir.
The village is located around 40 kilometres away from the capital Srinagar. According to the police sources, two militants are still trapped inside the building.
Acting on a tip off, police and Army personnel cordoned off the area on Wednesday night and asked the militants to surrender. However, the militants retaliated by opening fire on the army and the police officials.
A Local resident Bilal Ahmad told Agence India Press over the phone that since yesterday there has been firing going on, it is still continuing and we don’t know what is happening. The firing has been going on for almost 4 to 5 hours; we don’t know what’s happening.
The militants are suspected to belong to the extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. (AIP)
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