Three militants killed in Shopian encounter: Police
Srinagar, Oct 12: Three militants of TRF outfit have been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Tulran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. The encounter started on Monday afternoon, police said.
A police spokesman in a tweet said that three militants of TRF outfit have been killed whose identification is being ascertained.
“ShopianEncounterUpdate: 03 militants of LeT (TRF) killed. Identification being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow.” Tweeted Kashmir zone police.
Meanwhile IGP Kashmir said that one among the three slain is Mukhtar Shah of Ganderbal who shifted to Shopian after killing a street vendor in Srinagar.
“#ShopianEncounterUpdate: Out of 03 killed militants, one militant has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of #Ganderbal, who shifted to #Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar: IGP Kashmir.” Tweeted Kashmir Zone police later.
Earlier police said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Tulran.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.