Shopian Gunfight Ends, three militants killed, bodies recovered, army soldier injured

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Srinagar, May 16: Three militants have been killed and an army soldier was injured in an encounter with goverment forces at Handew area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thrusday.

The encounter broke out after a joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operations this afternoon at Handew village.

A police officer said that three militants were killed in the gunfight and an army soldier sustained bullet injuries during the operation.

The injured soldier was taken to nearby army’s health facility for treatment where from he was shifted to army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh Srinagar. 

The officer said that the bodies of the slain militants have been recovered along with arms and ammunition.

The officer said that the identity and group affiliation of the slain is being ascertained.