3 militants killed,3 security personnel including army officer injured



Baramulla, Sep 4 : Three militants were killed while three combined forces personnel including an Army Major were injured in a gunfight that raged between militants and Government Forces in Yedipora Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Barmaulla district on Friday.

A police official told that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, Forces laid a siege while during search operation militants open fire ensuing encounter.

The encounter took place behind the battalion quarter of 29 RR. A militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire while two other militants were neutralized late afternoon hours.

Three security personnel including an Army Major identified as Rohit Kumar were injured in the shootout. Two SPO’s were also wounded and evacuated to hospital for advanced treatment.

A police official said that the identity of these 3 militants is being ascertained.

Meanwhile, another encounter broke out in Babhaar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district after militants opened fire on a party of government forces from an orchard.

Police in a tweet confirmed that gunfight between militants and Forces broke out in Babhaar Pulwama. The intermittent firing was going on till the filing of this report.

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