3 JeM militants killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed and a trooper sustained injuries in an encounter at Qazipathri in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson told GNS that acting on a specific information about the presence of some militants at village Karew, Malnoo, the joint team of army’s 44 RR and SOG cordoned off the whole area at around 2:00 pm.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation the militants hiding inside a residential house opened heavy fire ensuing fierce gunfight, he said.

“During the gunfight all the three militants were killed and a soldier of 44 RR identified as Rakesh injured”, he said.

He identified the two among 3 slain militants as Mohammad Asif and Shabir Gorsi. (GNS)