Srinagar, October 07: Three militants were killed on Wednesday in an overnight encounter in Sugan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Official sources said that three militants were killed during a gunfight, However their identity couldn’t be ascertained yet, they said.
As per the sources 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 again resumed with the first light of this morning.
A police officer said that on Tuesdays 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)