Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Four militants killed near LoC in Kashmir

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, August 01, 2014
First Published: 13:53 IST(1/8/2014) | Last Updated: 13:55 IST(1/8/2014)

At least four militants have been killed in an ongoing operation in north Kashmir's Keran Sector near the Line of Control (LoC).

A contact between militants, who were reportedly trying to exfiltrate from valley to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on the directions of their handlers across the border, was established on Thursday evening at Sondi Gali near LoC in Kupwara district, 110 km north of Srinagar.

Army sources said the militants were challenged who opened fired at the security forces, which lead to an encounter. In total four militants were killed including two were killed on Thursday evening, and two were shot dead on Friday morning.

The search operation is on in the area. The army has not officially confirmed the deaths. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the army has retrieved all the four bodies of the militants. Their identification and affiliation have not been disclosed by the army so far.

Last year, Keran Sector hit the headlines when a group of militants engaged security forces for a month in September.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Jammu and Kashmir

More bodies found, toll touches 277

The death toll in the Jammu and Kashmir floods has reached 277, including 79 deaths in the Kashmir Valley. The figure was confirmed by chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday. Rescue workers have so far recovered 74 bodies since water started receding from different parts of the Valley.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved