3 Militants Killed In Operation In North Kashmir

3 Militants Killed In Operation In North Kashmir

24 July 2013
Kashmir Times


Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an ongoing encounter with army in Uri sector along the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a local news agency, GNS, said. Acting on a tip off, troops of 3 Dogra cordoned off the Kundari forest area near LoC in Uri sector in Baramulla district. The army while intensifying the combing operation, came under fire from a group of militants who might have recently infiltrated, the news agency said and added that the operation is still in progress and the bodies of the militants could be seen on next side of the LoC. GOC 19 Division VG Khandare told the Global News Service that soldiers of 3 Dogra Regiment last night witnessed the movement of suspected people in the area of Kundari Nalla on the LoC. “The suspected people were three to four in number,” the officer said, adding they were asked to stop, but they opened heavy fire. The operation is in progress and the area has a difficult terrain,” he added. The Army officer said a thorough search operation is going on in the area with the help of reinforcement. The report, quoting defence officials, said the soldiers are carrying out combing and search operations through the dense forests in Keran, Macchil, Handwara, Kupwara and Gurez sectors of the Valley which have emerged as infiltration routes for militants over the past couple of years.