Two militants killed as gunfight rages on in Shopian

Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Sugoo Handhama area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

A senior Police officer said that two militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight. However, he said, the identity of slain militants was yet to be ascertained as gunfight is still underway.

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Earlier, according to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sugoo Handhama.

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As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, this is third encounter since last Sunday. Nine militants were killed in those two encounters.

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