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Shopian encounter ends; 3 militants killed, 2 soldiers injured

By INS Desk , in Regional , at April 11, 2021

Srinagar, April 11: Three militants were killed and two army soldiers injured as overnight gunfight ended in Hadipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that all the three militants including the 14-year-old militant have been killed.

He said sincere efforts were made and family members to young militant were brought to the site to persuade him for surrender. However other militants didn’t allow him to surrender, the IGP added.

Official sources said that two army soldiers were also injured and were shifted to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

Last evening a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off a gunfight.

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