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Four militants killed in Shopian gunbattle


Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a gunfight broke out between militants and goverment forces at Melhora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Official sources told that four militant bodies have been found at encounter site, he further said that their identification is yet to ascertained.

As per the sources all four militants killed in encounter are believed to be from Ansar Gazwatul Hind and one among them said to be top Commander.

Earlier Reports reaching said that a joint team of army’s 55 RR, Police Shopian and CRPF laid a siege at Melhora village late Tuesday evening.

A police officer said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of some militants.

He said that the exchange of fire took place in the area soon after the joint team fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot.

The militants tried to break the cordon amid the exchange of fire, however, the joint team engage the militants in the gunfight.(GNS)

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