3 militants killed, soldier injured in Uri clash

Srinagar: Three suspected militants have been killed and a soldier injured in a fierce gunfight with army in the border district of Uri this morning.

A group of around 5-6 militants, who had infiltrated into the Valley last night through Salar Post in the Uri sector, were intercepted by the soldiers of 8 Sikh Regiment near Chotali village early this morning, a police official said.

When challenged, the militants opened heavy gunfire on the army triggering off a fierce gun-battle.

“In the exchange of fire, three unidentified militants were killed and a soldier injured. The encounter is still going on,” the official added. (GNS)