Shopian: Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday morning in Amshipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
An official said the encounter broke out after a joint team of Police, Army’s 62 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
The official said that when the joint team of forces approached the area, the militants fired upon them which led to the encounter. The three militants were killed during the encounter.
It is second encounter between security forces and militants in last 24 hours in Kashmir. On Friday morning, three Jaish militants were killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained, he said, adding the operation was continuing.
On Friday, three militants, including a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), were killed in Kulgam district of.
At least 133 militants in different operations across Jammu and Kashmir including top commanders where killed in Kashmir this year.
Meanwhile authorities have snapped the internet services in the area as precaution measures,(KNS)