With the killing of another militant on Thursday, the toll in the Dooniwari Rafiabad encounter has mounted to five. The police officials said that the encounter was over and that the combing operation was underway in the area.
The slain militants, according to the police, are believed to be of foreign origin. "The bodies of the militants had been retrieved and are believed to be of foreign origin" said Javed Iqbal, SSP, Sopore.
The gunfight between the militants and government forces erupted on Wednesday following inputs about the presence of militants in the dense forests of Dooniwari, Rafiabad. Four militants were killed on Wednesday while the fifth militant who was still fighting was killed on Thursday morning.