5th militant killed in north Kashmir gunfight: Police

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Srinagar: Fifth militant was killed by government forces in north Kashmir gunfight which broke out yesterday, police said on Thursday.

“5th Terrorists fired in the morning & was neutralised soon after,” DGP S P Vaid tweeted.

Army PRO Col K R Panday also confirmed the killing of the fifth militant and said “weapons  and warlike stores were recovered from the encounter site.”

Four militants were killed earlier in an encounter that started on Wednesday at Vigi Rafiabad, Sopore, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the army said.

Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a fierce gunfight started between army soldiers and a group of militants in the hills of Rafiabad on Wednesday morning.

They said that the army had received information of presence of a group of militants in the woods of Vigi mountain range in Rafiabad.

As Army’s 32 RR and 9 Para commandos reached the area, militants fired upon them, resulting in a gunfight, the official sources said.

Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid yesterday tweeted that five militants were trapped in Rafiabad forests and the encounter was going on.

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