Three militants killed in Shopian, Internet snapped

Three militants were killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian by security forces after a gun battle, Indian Army officials said on Thursday.

According to officials, weapons have also been recovered during the search and cordon operation in Yarwan area of Keller of Shopian district.

“Three terrorists eliminated in Op Yarwan Forest in Shopian. Weapons also recovered and the operation is in progress,” an army spokesperson said.

Another encounter began in Yaroo area of north Kashmir’s Handwara. “Area under cordon. Details will follow. @JmuKmrPolice @HandwaraP,” Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted.

Meanwhile, Mobile Internet was suspended in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday following the killing of three militants in a gunfight with the government forces.
An official said the service was suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent law and order situation in the area.

The gunfight broke out early today after the forces launched searches in Kellar area of Shopian following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
A police official said the bodies of the three slain militants were recovered from the gunfight site. “Their identity is being established,” he said.