Lower Munda Encounter Ends, Bodies Of 3 Militants Recovered

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Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Lower Munda area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday. Bodies of all the militants have been recovered, officials said.

The gunfight ensued after a joint team of Police, CRPF and army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area amid specific inputs about the presence of the militants.

According to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam, Gurinderpal Singh the operation has ended with the killing of three militants.

“Bodies of all three militants were recovered during the searches at the encounter site,” the SSP said.

Meanwhile, sources said that the bodies were taken to PCR Kashmir and as per the new policy, the bodies would be buried in Baramulla or Ganderbal after their funeral to be participated by select members of the family in presence of a magistrate.

In case of the unidentified militants, the police hands over the body to local Auqaf of the area where the bodies are buried and they perform their funeral by complying with the norms amid pandemic.

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