Kashmir's Kupwara encounter: Three bodies of militants recovered; says army

Doris Richards
March 21, 2018

Indian Army gunned down three terrorists in a gunfight in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday.

The encounter broke out in Arampora area as security forces launched an operation after militants had opened fire on an army patrol, an army official said.

The gunfight broke out inside Halmatpora forest area of the district, about 110 km from Srinagar city. "I can't confirm if four militants have been killed as bodies have not been retrieved so far", he said.

The identity of the slain militants could not be ascertained immediately.

The encounter started in the afternoon at around 2:45pm in forest area of Halmatpora, Arampora villages of Kupwara, which is one of the major routes for infiltration.

Reports said para commandos have been rushed to the area to flush out the remaining militants.

He said during the search operation, militants fired on the search party. "The militants in north are mostly Pakistanis", a senior police officer told DH.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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