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3 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Kupwara district

india Updated: Jun 23, 2016 18:10 IST

Eleven militants and two soldiers have been killed in gunfights across Kashmir since last week.(PTI file)

Three militants were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

According to army officials, a contact was made with the militants early Thursday morning near a forest.

“Acting on a tip-off about the presence of some militants, the army’s 18 RR cordoned off Dobwan forest area in Khurhama. Soon after the militants were challenged, they started firing --- which was retaliated by the army,’’ said an official.

Army confirmed the killing of the militants and claimed that the three bodies were retrieved .

“Bodies of all the three militants have been recovered along with as many AK-47 rifles and other war like stores,” the army official said.

The army, however, did not confirm whether it was a group that infiltrated recently.

Eleven militants and two soldiers have been killed in gunfights across Kashmir since last week.