Tribune News Service
Srinagar, September 4
Three unidentified militants had been killed whereas three safety personnel, together with an Army Major, had been injured in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district right now, the police mentioned.
The gunfight erupted after the joint forces launched a cordon and search operation at Yedipora Pattan within the morning following inputs about militants’ presence.
“The hideout was identified and the militants asked to surrender. They, however, took hostage 12 members of two families, including some children. The priority was to get hostages freed,” a police spokesman mentioned. “One Army Major and two policemen were injured while rescuing hostages,” he mentioned. In the following gunfight, which continued for a number of hours, three militants had been killed.