Shopian gunfight over, five militants killed: Kashmir police chief

Shopian gunfight over, five militants killed: Kashmir police chief

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SRINAGAR: “Encounter concluded at Badigam Zainapora Shopian,” Director General of Police SP Vaid said on Twitter. He said five bodies of militants have been recovered.

The gunfight in Badigam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district has ended with the killing of five militants, police chief said today. Two troopers were critically injured in the firefight.

“Encounter concluded at Badigam Zainapora Shopian,” Director General of Police SP Vaid said on Twitter. He said five bodies of militants have been recovered.

The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known.

The gunfight broke out at Badigam village after army’s 44 RR launched the cordon-and-search operation in the area.

Army’s 23 Para Commandos, 34 RR, 3 RR, CRPF, and SOG were rushed as reinforcements after the contact with militants was established.

In the initial firefight one SOG man, Anil Kumar and an army soldier of 44 RR were injured.

Soon intense clashes rocked the area in which several protesters were injured, one of them critically. He was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.__GK News

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