3 militants killed, soldier injured in Handwara encounter

3 militants killed, soldier injured in Handwara encounter

Kupwara: Three militants were killed and an army soldier received bullet injuries on Tuesday evening in a gunfight at Khan Mohlla in Hajin Kralgund area of Handwara’s Kupwara district.
Officials said that army of 30 RR and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in the area after specific information.
“As the forces zeroed in the area the militants were hiding, they were fired upon injuring a soldier,” police said.
Army soldiers took their positions and retaliated fire resulting in the killing of three militants, police said.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police north Kashmir Nitish Kumar while talking to Kashmir Reader confirmed the killing of three militants and injury to a trooper.
“Yes three militants were killed while as an army personnel sustained injuries,” DIG said.

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