3 Jawans, 2 Cops Martyred & 5 Militants Eliminated In Kupwara Encounter


Srinagar: Three army jawans and two policemen were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Kupwara’s Halmatpora in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The search operation is still underway. A total of five militants have been killed in the encounter that has been going on since Tuesday.

A policeman was also injured in the gunfight. The wounded personnel is undergoing treatment at a hospital. His condition is stated to be stable, a police spokesperson said.

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An encounter broke out in the Arampora area of the district yesterday after security forces launched an operation in the wake of militants opening fire at an Army patrol party. The spokesperson said the anti-militancy operation, which continued overnight, was going on when reports last came in. Four unidentified militants were killed in the operation yesterday.

The terrorists, who were hiding inside a mosque, started running towards the forest, but not before four of them were killed by the security forces yesterday.

The fifth terrorist, who had hid himself at a height and was firing on the approaching security forces, was killed this evening, they said. The police spokesman also said in the encounter, five terrorists were neutralised and added that all are believed to be foreign terrorists and part of a group that had freshly infiltrated the LoC.