Srinagar: Three militants were killed on Wednesday in an overnight encounter in Sugan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Quoting unnamed officials, Global News Service reported that three militants were killed during the gunfight, however their identity is yet to be be ascertained.
Sources say all the three slain militants are locals, two from Hizb and one from Al-Badr.
The operation was suspended late night on Tuesday due to darkness, however operation was again resumed with the first light of this morning.
A police officer told Global News Service that on Tuesday evening when militants were trapped after being encircled by forces, they were offered chance to surrender, however they refused the offer.
Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 3
44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sighanpora . As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter. GNS