4 suspected militants killed in north Kashmir’s Uri

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Baramulla: At least four suspected militants have been killed by army in a gunfight in Boniyar area of this north Kashmir district.

Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a group of militants was intercepted by army’s 5 Grenadiers near Tourna post in Boniyar forests early this morning. On being challenged, the sources said militants opened random fire upon the soldiers.

“In the ensuing gun-battle that continued for over 3 hours, four militants were killed,” sources said.

A top army official said that search operation in the area was on but no bodies have been recovered.

SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain told Kashmir Reader that an infiltration bid was made early morning by militants during which exchange of fire took place.

“We won’t be in a position to confirm killing of 4 militants at LoC unless any bodies are recovered,” he said.