Three militants have been killed in an overnight encounter in Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Three militants were killed during a gunfight but their identity is yet to be ascertained. “All three slain militants are locals, two are from Hizbul Mujahideen and one from Al-Badr,” official sources told news agency GNS.
The operation was suspended late night on Tuesday due to darkness, however it was resumed in the early morning.
A police officer told GNS that on Tuesday evening when militants were trapped after being surrounded by the forces, they were offered a chance to surrender which they refused.
Earlier, according to the reports a joint team of Police, Army’s 3 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Sighanpora area of south Kashmir.
As the forces zeroed in to the spot, they were fired, triggering an encounter.