Srinagar: Seven militants including top Hizbul Mujahideen commanders were killed in ongoing operation in Draged, Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district , police said on Sunday
Earlier one militant was killed in Peth Dialgam area of Anantnag and another surrendered during the operation, police added.
“One terrorist killed in Dialgam Anantnag after efforts of his family/ J&K Police failed to surrender, one caught alive. In Draggad Shopian 7 bodies of terrorists recovered including top commanders,” DGP, S P Vaid said in a tweet.
Three soldiers were also wounded in the operations so far.
Meanwhile, scores of people were injured after government forces fired pellets and tear gas shells to break up protests in Shopian.
Reports said that massive protests erupted in various villages located adjacent to Dragad and Kachdora areas where fierce gunfights are underway since last night.