Three militants killed in Langate attack in north Kashmir: Army

Three militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, army said.
Three militants killed in Langate attack in north Kashmir: Army
Army soldiers at the Janbazpora camp which came under attack few days ago. Firdous Hassan/GK

Three militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, army said.

"Three militants were killed in the resulting encounter," Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army's Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps confirmed to IANS. 

"Heavily armed militants dressed in army fatigues attacked the 30 RR camp situated in Langate town of Kupwara district at 5.10 a.m. today (Thursday)

"The alert guards at the 30 RR camp in Langate located close to a civilian facility foiled their attempt to enter the camp by breaching its security periphery," he said.

"The firing stopped for some time, but it started again at 6.30 a.m," he added.

"We have recovered three AK-47 rifles from the slain militants. Firing has stopped, but the search operation is still going on," the army spokesman said.

"No casualty or injury was suffered by the RR troops".

On October 3 a BSF trooper was killed and another injured when militants attacked the camp of 47 RR in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town.

The militants, however, managed to escape.

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