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Shopian gunfight: Three militants killed, search operation continues

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Three militants were killed on Wednesday in an overnight gunfight in Sugan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Unidentified official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that three militants were killed during a gunfight. However, their identity couldn’t be ascertained yet, they said.

GNS reported that three killed militants are locals, two from Hizb and one from Al-Badr.

The operation was suspended late night on Tuesday due to darkness, however, operation again resumed with the first light of this morning.

A police officer told GNS that on Tuesdays evening when militants were trapped after being encircled by forces, they were offered chance to surrender, however they refused the offer.

Earlier, According to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sighanpora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)

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