Srinagar: An encounter which started in the morning on Friday morning at Sumlar forests in Bandipora district of North Kashmir, has killed five militants at the end of the operation.
Initially, two militants have been killed in the encounter. Three more militants have been killed at the end of the encounter which has rise the death toll to five.
SSP Bandipora Zulfikar Azad confirmed that three more militants have been killed in the operation. He said that all the bodies have been recovered along with as many arms. Talking on the identity, “The identity and the group affiliation of the killed militants are being ascertained,” he said.
The gunfight broke out after Army’s 14 RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Shukbabun area of Sumlar village on Thursday afternoon.