Search resumes in Kupwara to find ‘escaped militant’

Search resumes in Kupwara to find ‘escaped militant’

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday resumed search operations in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district for a militant who allegedly escaped after a gunfight that killed three soldiers and two militants on Thursday.
AS per police sources the army resumed search operation in six villages around Panzgam army camp in Kupwara district to trace the militant.
Three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the encounter site after killing of two militants who had attacked the camp and three army persons, sources said.
AS per defence sources third militant has escaped after being injured.
“We recovered three AK-47 rifles from the gunfight site indicating the presence of a third militant involved in the attack,” they said.
One civilian was also killed and three injured when protesters started stone pelting at the government forces demanding the bodies of the two slain militants.
Seven soldiers were injured in the attack five of whom were airlifted to army’s hospital in Srinagar. (Agencies)

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