Shopian gunfight: one more militant killed,toll 03

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*Militants were asked to surrender, they refused: Police

One more militant has been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants at Sugan village of Zainapora belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, taking the toll of killed militants to three.

A senior police officer told KNO that three unidentified militant have been killed while as seaech operation is on in the area.

He added that militants were repeatedly asked to surrender, however, they refused to do so and fired upon forces which was retialated resulted in killing of two militants.

Earlier an official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure internet services have been snapped in district Shopian.