Top commander among 4 more militants killed, toll 9 in less than 24 hours in Shopian

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Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police, army and CRPF in Pinjora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday. With the killings, nine militants have been killed in less than 24-hours in the south Kashmir district.
A senior police officer said that four militants were killed in the fresh gunfight and described it as a “clean and swift operation.” However, the officer said that the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.
“9 (militants) including two commanders neutralised in less than 24 hours. Proud of team Kashmir which includes JKP and SFs,” Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir, said in a tweet
Five Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in Reben area of Shopain district on Sunday afternoon.
Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Pinjora.
As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.


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