Rafiabad Encounter Ends: 5 Militants Killed, army commando injured | KNO

Rafiabad Encounter Ends: 5 Militants Killed, army commando injured | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Five militant were killed and army commando was injured in 24 hour long gun battle in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’ Baramulla district.“An unidentified militant was killed today morning in the gunfight raging since yesterday morning in the dense forests of Dooniwari.

Taking on twitter, Director General of Police S P Vaid said “Fifth Militant was killed in the morning as heavy exchange of fire happened early morning today.” Following information of the presence of militants in Ladoora forest, security forces launched a search operation in Rafiabad area of the district on Monday, a police official said.

“The search operation turned into an encounter this morning with both sides exchanging fire,” he said. Earlier on 4 August, Five militants were killed in an gunfight with security forces in Shopian district, while a civilian was killed and dozens were injured during clashes near the gunfight.