Shopian: Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight in southern Shopain district, police said.
The gunfight broke out in Sugan area of Zainapora Shopian late Tuesday evening. The searches are still underway.
Earlier on Tuesday evening, militants refused to surrender and fired on security forces triggering an encounter.
A joint team of Army’s 44 RR, J&K Police’s SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of some militants.
Notably, on Tuesday evening, a militant and police constable were killed, when militants attacked the house of a BJP worker in Nunar area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
SSP Ganderbal Khalil Poswal in a tweet also confirmed the killing of police constable and Identified him as Mohammad Altaf.
SSP Identified slain militant as Shabir Ahmad a resident of Awantipora. He said the slain was reportedly part of TRF militant outfit.