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Jammu and Kashmir: 3 militants killed in encounter with security forces

PTI
Published Jan 15, 2015, 5:06 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 12:43 am IST
Hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering an encounter
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kaddar forest area of Kellar, following information about presence of militants in the area (Photo: PTI/File)
 Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kaddar forest area of Kellar, following information about presence of militants in the area (Photo: PTI/File)

Srinagar: At least three militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

"Bodies of three militants can be seen from some distance at the encounter site in Shopian district. We can say for sure if they are dead only when we retrieve the bodies," a police official said.

 

The exchange of fire between the remaining militants, believed to be at least two, was going on till reports last came in, he said.

A gun battle broke out between the security forces and militants in Kadder forest area falling under Keller police station in Shopian this morning after the counter insurgency forces launched a search operation.

There were no reports of any casualties among security forces so far, the official said.

 

 

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