5 militants gunned down in Kashmir encounters

01 December, 2017, 06:39 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants gunned down in central Kashmir's Budgam district and another militant killed in Baramulla district.

Giving details of the Badgam operation, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said based on specific information about the presence of militants, security forces surrounded Futlipora village November 30 morning.

In another encounter at Sagipora forest area in north Kashmir's Sopore in Baramulla district, security forces shot dead a terrorist. Two youths have also sustained injuries in the encounter.

According to statistics, 165 militants were killed by forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the Kashmir hinterland in 2016.

He said that a teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk.

He said a combing operation is underway at the site of the gunfight.

Officials said that they had specific information about the presence of militants in a house as the search operation began militants opened fire on forces resulting in an encounter.

"An AK-47 with five magazines and other ammunition has been recovered from the slain militant". And Militants started firing in order to escape from the area this triggers series of Gunfight between armed forces and militants.

Reports said a Tata Mobile allegedly used to ferry force personnel towards the encounter site was set ablaze by the protesters.

"This marks a huge landmark for establishing peace and stability in the state of J&K and our country", the DGP added in another tweet. While 14 civilians were killed last year, the number rose to 54 this year. Last year, a total of 165 militants were killed in such operations, the police said.



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