At least three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kalaroos area of Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. A policeman was also injured in the gunfight that began this morning. “Three militants have been killed in the encounter,” a police official said, adding the three bodies have been recovered from the encounter site.
2 terrorists killed by security forces in Kupwara’s Kalaroos (J&K); encounter underway.(Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/Lq2aBrvxcr
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According to the official, security forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Kalaroos village of the district this morning following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area. He said as the forces were conducting the operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter in which three militants were killed.
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“The identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained,” he said.
During the initial gunfight, a policeman was injured, the official said, adding the injured cop has been taken to a hospital for treatment.