2 cops, soldier killed in ongoing Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar: Two policemen and one soldier were killed in an ongoing encounter between militants and army at Check Fatehkhan, Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

Official sources said that in the ongoing encounter two Jammu and Kashmir policemen and an army man were killed. “Search operation is still on,” police said.

While the firefight was intermittently going on throughout the night, it intensified since morning and was going on when this report was filed.

The army has claimed to have recovered three militant bodies from the encounter site.

Director General of Police DGP also confirmed the killing of only three militants so far in the encounter.

In a tweet, the top police officer of the JK said that three militants have been killed so far.

The encounter started when a group of militants believed to be seven in number fired upon a joint team of army and SOG at Check Fatehkhan forests.

The army has also rushed Para commandos to the area yesterday evening.



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