Kupwara: Four militants were killed and one was apprehended during a fierce gunfight in Kashmir on Tuesday morning, an Army official said.
Earlier a soldier was killed in Nowgam Sector of North Kashmirs Kupwara district while Army tried to foil an infiltration bid. “The Army had launched search operation to flush out militants. After two days contact was established and during the ensuing gunfight four militants were killed while one militant was apprehended,” Srinagar based Defense spokesman told Kashmir based news agency CNS.
He said these militants were a part of group who tried to infiltrate in this part of Kashmir.
“The militant group was intercepted close to Anti Insurgency Obstacle System (AIOS) after the Army noticed a suspicious movement. As the militants were challenged, they opened fired triggering a gun battle. The Army maintained a tight cordon around the forest area for the whole night to ensure that the militants dont manage to escape from the area,” he said adding that the operation is still underway.
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