Srinagar: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces which broke out early Thursday in central Kashmir’s Budgam village, army said.
“Three terrorists have been killed and the operation is in progress,” defence PRO Lt Col Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader. However he did not identify the slain militants.
Earlier a fierce gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in the central Kashmir village of Putlipora near Pakherpora.
The gunfight triggered after forces launched an operation, sources said.
The army, paramilitary and police contingents cordoned off the area on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants. As the contingents moved closer to the suspected area, it was fired upon, triggering a gunfight, they said.