Three militants killed in north Kashmir

April 10th, 2008 - 12:39 am ICT by admin  

Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Three separatist militants were gunned down by security forces in a fierce gunfight in north Kashmir Wednesday evening. A police officer said troops of 2 Para Commando regiment of the Indian Army and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir police jointly surrounded a forest area near Putshahi village, 110 km from here, in the border district of Kupwara in the afternoon.

“Militants hiding in the forest opened fire at the security forces. The fire was returned and a fierce gunfight ensued that ended in the evening. The bodies of three militants were recovered. Their identities are being ascertained,” the police officer said.

“Security forces are still searching the jungle area,” he said.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site, the officer said.

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