Srinagar, May 21:
Five militants were killed and three soldiers sustained injuries in an encounter at Drugmulla area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday
A police official told media persons that a gunfight broke out at Chack Drugmulla near Hatmulla area today in the morning after the joint team of army’s 47 RR, 41 RR and SOG cordoned off hamlet.
The forces, as such, intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several motor shells towards the suspected house, the officer said, adding that the militants hiding inside the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter, the officer had said.
Soon after the gunfight broke out in the area, the additional reinforcement of army’s 9 PARA joined the operation, he said.
Five militants were killed in the gunfight that lasted for about nine hours, he said.
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