4 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Yolanda Curtis
March 21, 2018

Defence spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, said troops launched a combing and search operation in forest area of Arampura-Halmatpura in border district of Kupwara today after a patrol party of army was sacked upon by militants in the area.

Four militants have been killed in the gun fight which erupted in Halmatpora area of Kupwara district, the Army has claimed.

An Indian army spokesperson in Srinagar claimed that the four youth were mujahideen and were killed in the ongoing gunfight.

He said during the search operation, militants fired on the search party.

Forces retaliated to the firing, triggering off a gunfight. Additional reinforcements have been rushed to the forest area and the area has been cordoned off to ensure the security of civilians.

"The militants were offering prayers when they were spotted close to the forests by security forces team, who were acting on inputs about their movement in the area".

Gunfight between the two sides takes place intermittently.

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