2 Militants Killed In Shopian Gunfight

Srinagar- Two unidentified militants on Tuesday were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Zainpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

According to reports, army’s 55 RR and special operations group (SOG) of police laid a siege around Melhora village of the district and launched a search operation.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter. In the exchange of gunfire, two unidentified militants were killed.

However identity of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained when the last reports came in.

CASO Carried Out In Budgam, Bandipora

Government forces on Tuesday carried out cordon and search operation (CASO) in twin districts of Bandipora and Budgam in the Kashmir Valley.

A joint team of army’s 5RR, CRPF 45 battalion and special operations group (SOG) of police this evening laid a cordon around Ganistan village of Sumbal in Bandipora and started search operation, reports said. The joint team, reports said conducted door to door searches after blocking all the entry and exit points leading to the village.

“The CASO was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area,” local news agency KNO quoted an unnamed senior police officer as saying.

The search operation was underway in the village when the last reports came in, the report added.

Meanwhile, CASO was also carried out in main town Beerwah of central Kashmir’s Budgam district this afternoon.

According to reports, army, SOG and CRPF cordoned off main town Beerwah after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

However, no contact has been established with the militants so far, officials said.

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