wo unidentified militants were killed while three soldiers were injured during an encounter between security forces and militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
Two unidentified militants were killed while three soldiers were injured during an encounter between between security forces and militants in Wangam area of Shopian district, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wangam area of Shopian in south Kashmir following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, resulting in an encounter, the official said.
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In the exchange of firing, two militants were killed, the official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained.
Three soldiers were injured in the gunfight and were taken to a medical facility, the official said.
The official further said that that one American made assault M4 Rifle was also recovered from the slain militant.
Meanwhile, mobile internet was suspended in entire Shopian district on Saturday evening due to the ongoing gunfight between the militants and the government forces.
When the last reports came in, the operation was going on and further details were awaited.