Updated: 3 militants killed in Lolab gunfight

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Jahangir Ahmad/Lolab

Srinagar, April 21: Three unidentified militants were killed in an encounter at Lolab sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

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A senior police officer told Kashmir Glory that joint team of army’s 28 RR and SOG cordoned off the forest area near Gujjarpati (B) hamlet of Putshahi area in the frontier district following a specific information about the presence of some militants.

The forces, as such, intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, he said, adding that the militants believed to be two to three in number hiding in the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

“During the encounter three militants have been killed he said, while adding that their identities could not be immediately ascertained.”

Meanwhile, searches were on in the area, when the last reports came in.