Three militants killed in Shopian’s Sugan village

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

SHOPIAN — Three militants have been killed in a night-long encounter between government forces and militants at Sugan village of Zainapora belt in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A senior police officer said that three unidentified militants have been killed while as search operation is on in the area.

He added that militants were repeatedly asked to surrender, however, they refused to do so and fired upon the forces which was retaliated, resulting in killing of the three militants.

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Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint teams 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.

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