Security forces kill six militants in two separate encounters in north Kashmir

Three militants were on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Lolab area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

PTI June 23, 2016 18:23:17 IST
Security forces kill six militants in two separate encounters in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Six militants were on Thursday killed in two separate encounters with security forces that broke out
in north Kashmir's Kupwara district

Security forces kill six militants in two separate encounters in north Kashmir

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Three militants were killed in the first encounter in Lolab area, after a joint team of army and police, acting on a tip-off, launched a search operation in Dobwan forest area, an army official said.

As the search operation was going on, the militants opened fire on the security personnel who retaliated.

In the ensuing gunfight, three militants were killed, the army official said. In the other encounter, three militants were killed in Drugmulla area in the evening, the official added.

He said security forces launched a search operation in Waterkhani forests of Drugmulla following information about presence of militants there.

The exchange of firing is going on intermittently, the official said adding the operation is still on.

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