Three militants killed during gunfight in Shopian

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Government forces during a gunbattle in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunbattle in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — Three militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in Reban village of Zainapora belt in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday morning.

An official said that three militants have killed in an exchange of fire whose identification is being ascertained while the operation is on in the area.

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Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 1st RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, Internet services have been snapped in Shopian and Kulgam districts of southern Kashmir.

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