Five militants killed in 2 encounters with security forces in J&K

Five militants were killed in two different encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. According to the police, two militants were killed in north Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla town in a shootout at a security check post on the national highway Friday afternoon.

The shootout began after police stopped an SUV and asked for identification papers from the occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants opened fire on the police party who retaliated, killing one while another escaped. Later, the other militant was also killed by the members of the patrol party while an AK assault rifle and two Chinese pistols were seized from them, said Imtiaz Hussain Baramulla’s senior superintendent of police Hussain.

This is the second incident in Baramulla district when militants were intercepted at a check post. On Wednesday, three policemen including an officer were injured when militants hurled a grenade at a police party at Pattan. Later, police captured one militant alive and claimed that another militant who had escaped was killed in another shootout at Pulwama.

Earlier Friday morning, the army claimed to have killed three unidentified militants in Rampur area of Uri close to the Line of Control.

The operation began on Thursday morning after soldiers spotted a group of militants near Tourna Post close to LoC in Rampur sector of Uri and challenged them. A defence spokesman said the soldiers retaliated after the infiltrators opened fire on army positions. Three infiltrators were killed in the gunfight.

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