3 MILITANTS KILLED IN SOPORE ENCOUNTERS
4 Soldiers Injured;Operations On
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Dec 13: Three unidentified militants were killed and four soldiers injured in two separate encounters in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Speaking to Greater Kashmir, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force, Major General Sarat Chand said the encounters took place in Cherhar Tujar and Mundji areas of Sopore.
He said that on specific information, soldiers of 27 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and SOG Sopore launched a search operation in Cherhar forests Wednesday morning. “Yesterday there was an exchange of fire but the militants escaped,” GOC Chand said, adding that the searches continued. “Today morning there was again exchange of fire,” he said and added that in the ensuing gunfight one militant was killed and four soldiers were injured.
The senior Army officer said the operation is on. “The terrain is a little difficult and searches are on,” he said.
The Army General said that two more militants were killed in Mundji Sopore. He said that Army got information at 3.15 pm that two militants were hiding there. “The soldiers of 22 RR and police cordoned off the area,” GOC Chand said and added the hiding militants opened fire on the search party. “In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed,” he said and added that no militant has been identified yet.
A police spokesman said the operations are still on. Police sources said Army and police have launched massive search operations in Tujar forests in Zainagair belt of Sopore to flush out militants.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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