Shopian Gunfight: Three militants killed, Two troopers injured

Srinagar: Three militants were killed while two army troopers were injured in an overnight gunfight in the Hadipura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar told GNS that all the three militants have been killed in an overnight encounter, however, the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

Joint forces made sincere efforts including family members to young militants for surrender. However other militants didn’t allow him to surrender, IGP added.

Official sources told that two army soldiers were also injured and were shifted to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

Earlier Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Hadipura.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)

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