South Kashmir: Two gunfights underway in Shopian, three soldiers wounded

Two gunfights are underway between militants and the government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said today.
File pic for representation (Mir Wasim/GK)
File pic for representation (Mir Wasim/GK)

Two gunfights are underway between militants and the government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said today.

The gunfights began after midnight at Dragad and Kachdoora villages of the district, in which three soldiers have been reportedly injured.

"Two soldiers were injured at Kachdora while another was injured at Dragad. All of them have been evacuated to military hospital," reported GNS news agency.

Reports said that two to three militants are trapped in Kachdoora where 34 RR of army and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police began the operation around 2 am.

Similarly in Dragad Sugan, two to four militants have been engaged by 3 RR and 44 RR of army, 14 Bn CRPF and SOG Shopian.

Earlier, a militant was killed while his associate, who had recently joined militancy, arrested during a gunfight with the government forces in Dialgam village of south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Reports quoting SSP Anantnag Altaf Khan said that a joint team of police, army's 19 and CRPF launched a cordon at Brunty Dialgam village during the intervening night of March 31 and April 1.

An exchange of fire began after the militants hiding in the area opened fire at the forces.

They said that Rouf Khanday, a resident of Dehruna Hillad Kokernag, who had joined militant ranks in February this year, was killed while his associate Imran Rashid was nabbed alive during the operation. 

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