Shopian: Two militants were killed in a gunfight that raged between government forces and militants in Kanigam village of Imamsahib belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.
A senior police officer told KNO that two unidentified militants were killed in a fresh exchange of fire on Saturday while as the search operation is still on in the area.
He added that the hiding militants were repeatedly asked to surrender. However, they turned down the offer and fired upon the forces.
Sources said that the slain militants are locals and were affiliated with Al-Badr militant organization.
Earlier on Friday, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
After the initial exchange of fire, militants managed to run towards some residential houses from where they tried to escape on Friday late night and fired upon forces, resulting in injuries to two troopers who were shifted to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, internet services have been snapped in Shopian district. (KNO)