Three more freedom fighters killed in Kashmir

For representational purposes | PTI

Three terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces at Zainapora in Shopian district in Jammu and Kasmir.

A gun battle broke out between the security forces and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area on Saturday evening.

Reports from the village said stone-pelting protesters clashed with the security forces in the village to break the cordon around the village.

Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid has confirmed the death of all the three holed up militants in the encounter.

The militants fired at the Army building in Kalaroos area during the night, a police official said. Two Army jawans were also martyred in the encounter, while four others were injured. Earlier, one soldier was injured in a terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara region of J&K in the wee hours of the morning.


The cordon and search operation was later called off as the militants managed to escape from the area.

The martyred youth have been identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, resident of Kathpora Yaripora; Adil Malik, resident of Malikgund Shopian and Irfanul Sheikh, resident of Malldaira Shopian.

A civilian, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, who sustained injuries in a petrol bomb explosion succumbed to his injuries. The injured personnel were taken to a hospital for treatment, the official said.

Sepoy Ilayaraja hailed from Kandani village in Tamil Nadu and 25-year-old Sepoy Sumedh Waman belonged to Maharashtra's Lonagra village.

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