Shopian, June 19 : Eight militants were killed in two separate gunfights in twin South Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian . As reported already one unidentified militant was killed in an encounter that broke out in the village Bandpawa in Chitragam Tehsil of Shopian district.
Officials said four more militants were killed in the wee hours on Friday taking the total number of slain militants in Bandpawa gunfight to five.
A police said heavy exchange of fire continued till Friday morning and four more militants were killed in the gunfight taking the total number of militants killed to five. “The bodies of five slain have been recovered but their identity and affiliation is yet to be ascertained,” the official said. He also claimed the recoverry of arms and and ammunition from the possession of slain militants.
Confirming the killing of four militants the Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the Operation is on . About the Meej encounter in Pampore area of Pulwama, Inspector General of Police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that “patience and professionalism worked.” “No use of firing and IED. Used tear smoke shells only. Maintained sanctity of the mosque. Both militants hiding inside the mosque neutralized,” he said. With the killing of two more militants, the total number of slain militants in Meej gunfight has reached to three as one unidentified militant was killed on Thursday and the other two had entered into a local mosque.
Defence spokesman in Srinagar Rajesh Kalia said that maintaining the sanctity of the mosque, two militants hiding inside the mosque have been killed. “Total no of militants killed in the gunfight has mounted to three (3). It was a precise operation with no collateral damage ensured,” he said.