Four militants killed in Shopian gunfight, operation over | KNO

Four militants killed in Shopian gunfight, operation over | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Shopian, June 23 (KNO) : At least four militants in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in orchards in between Panzer and Daramdoora area of Shopian on Sunday. Officials sources  told KNO that four militants killed in the gunfight belong to Ansar Gazwat ul Hind. Earlier, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team forces including Army's 44 RR and SOG launched search operation in the area, a police official said. On intensifying search towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated triggered encounter, he said. During the ensuing of exchange of fire, three militants were killed, he said adding that dead bodies have been recovered and identification is being ascertained. They said that one among the slain militants had recently typed with Ansar after he was active with hizb for three years and other two are newly recruited militants of Ansar from Shopian. In wake of gunfight, the mobile internet services have been snapped in the Shopian district.(KNO)