Eight militants were killed and another captured in three separate encounters in South Kashmir’s Shopian and Anantnag district. The militants killed also includes top terror commanders. Three army personnel also sustained injures. A joint team of the Army, J&K police and CRPF launched three separate operations on Saturday night after they received information about the presence of militants in Shopian and Anantnag.
At Britney Dailgam, seven kilometres from Anantnag town, one militant was gunned down after a fierce encounter, while his accomplice Amir was captured. The slain militant has been identified as Rouf Bashir Shiekh. He had joined militancy last month itself. Meanwhile, two separate encounters are underway at Dugrad and Kachidora in Shopian. The Army said one militant had been killed in the Shopian operation.
“The operations are still underway,” an Army spokesman said. In the last three days, unidentified gunmen have killed two Special Police Officials and also injured wife of an SPO in five separate attacks. A militant was also injured during a gunfight.