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Two encounters in Kashmir leave five militants dead

Two encounters in Kashmir leave five militants dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Nov 2017, 08:31 pm

Srinagar, Nov 30 (IBNS) : At least five militants were gunned down in two separate encounters in Kashmir's Budgam and Baramulla districts on Thursday.

While four militants were killed in an encounter in central Kashmir's Budgam, one was shot dead in Baramulla on the northern part of the state.

The second encounter is still going on.

According to an army spokesman, on specific inputs about the presence of militants are hiding in the Futlipora village in Budgam, a joint team of the army, police and central reserve police force  laida  cordon and started a search operation in Futlipora village under Budgam.

“As the forces approached the house, the militants opened fire, leading to a gunfight in which four militants were killed,” the spokesman added.

He said that a combing operation is underway in the area.

Eight youths were also injured in clashes near the site of the encounter in Futlipora village and Pakherpora main chowk.

Reports said that youths  pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation.

In another encounter, security forces  gunned down one militant in Sopore Baramulla of North Kashmir.

According to reports, a  joint team of army's 22 RR and SOG launched a search operation in the  Sagipora forest area following inputs about the whereabouts of some militants.

When reports last came the exchange of heavy gun fire was going on.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

Two encounters in Kashmir leave five militants dead

India Blooms News Service
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