Srinagar, Oct 9: Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been killed in an encounter at Kellar area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.
A police officer told news agency GNS that a joint team of 43 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search at village Gatipora in Kellar at around 4:00 pm.
Soon after the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer said.
“Three militants have been killed in the gunfight and all the bodies along with as many AK rifles were recovered from the site”.
He identified the slain as Zahid Mir r/o Ganaupura, Shopian, Irfan Abdullah Ganie r/o Heff Shirmal, Shopian and Asif Ahmad Paul r/o Kathokalan, Shopian.(GNS)