Three militants killed in encounter by police in Shopian

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Srinagar: Three militants were killed and two army troopers injured on Thursday in an ongoing operation by police and security forces in Shopian district’s Jan Mohalla area of south Kashmir.

Official sources, however, said that the identity of the killed militants is yet to be ascertained.

In the ongoing operation, chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind has been trapped, police said, adding that the operation is in progress.

Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet stated that the operation is going on in the area while the chief of a militant outfit has got trapped.

Both the injured troopers have been shifted to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

Earlier, reports said that a joint team of Police, army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Jan Mohalla.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.