J-K: Security forces kill 3 militants in gunfight near LoC in Kupwara
Security forces have killed three militants in a gunfight in the forests of Tangdhar close to Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday.india Updated: Aug 21, 2016 13:33 IST
Security forces killed three militants in a gunfight in the forests of Tangdhar close to Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday.
The Army said that the three were part of a group which had recently infiltrated the LoC and were involved in an attack on a Border Security Force post on August 19. Three BSF troopers were injured in the attack.
“Three terrorists were killed and a combing operations are going on,” an army official said.
He said that three weapons, three walkie-talkies and other war like stores were seized from the slain militants.
Police said that the encounter started around 7:30 am after a joint party of police and army cordoned Dudawayan forest area.
The area is close to a BSF camp. Three security personnel from this camp were wounded in an attack by militants on Friday.
“The three militants were the same who attacked the BSF camp day before yesterday in the area,” the army official claimed.
Police said a search operation was on in the area since Friday’s attack. Security forces launched an operation and on Sunday morning after information about the presence of militants in the forests.
First Published: Aug 21, 2016 13:31 IST