3 militants slain in Shopian gunfight identified

Srinagar: Three militants slain in a gunfight with government forces in Yawran Keller area of Shopian district have been identified.  

Reports said that they have been identified as Aaqib Ahmad from Bhatnoora Lassipora Pulwama, Basharat Ahmad from Wasoora Pulwama and sajad Khanday from Bamnoo Keller Shopian.

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Earlier on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area joint teams of forces including 23 Paras cordoned off Yawran Keller of Shopian. 

At the initial stage of the cordon, hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated triggered a brief shoot out, they said. 

Three militants bodies have been recovered who were killed in initial shootout and toll of killed in brief shootout may increase as search operation is on. “We have inputs that more militants are trapped,” officials said. (KNO)

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