Five militants including 14-year-old killed in two separate military operations in South Kashmir, says police

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Duo responsible for killing of Army jawan neutralized: IGP  

Srinagar: Five militants were killed in two separate military operations in South Kashmir on Sunday.

Three militants were killed while two army troopers were injured in an overnight military operation in Hadipura area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar told GNS that all three militants have been killed in an overnight military operation.

Joint forces made sincere efforts including family members to young militants for surrender. However other militants didn’t allow him to surrender, IGP added.

However, the police hasn’t disclosed the identities of the killed.

Official sources told that two army soldiers were also injured and were shifted to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

Two more militants were killed in an overnight military operation at Semthan Bijbhera area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that two militants have been killed in the military operation which started late Saturday afternoon.

“The duo was responsible for the killing of Army jawan and were neutralized within two days,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

The TA soldier, Mohammad Saleem Akhoon son of Ghulam Hassan Akhoon of Bijbhera was killed near native village on 9 April.

Earlier, a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area. The operation, officials said, was suspended yesterday.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)


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