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5 militants killed, army para commando injured in two Kashmir gunfights

01 December 2017

Five militants, including four Pakistani nationals, were killed and an army para-commando was injured in two separate gunfights between security forces and militants in the Kashmir Valley Nov. 30.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that four terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Budgam's Futlipora.

According to reports, a search operation was on in Omarabad locality of Sagipora village when this report was filed, to find militants who escaped from the gunfight site.

Talking to ANI, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Munir Khan said, "The Army, the Budgam police and the CRPF launched a joint operation after getting specific information that three to four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and one local militant were hiding in a house of Putlipora-Pakharpora".

A fourth militant was shot dead by the security forces in Sagipora woods outside north-western town of Sopore in Baramulla district.

A teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk.


Reports said a Tata Mobile allegedly used to ferry force personnel towards the encounter site was set ablaze by the protesters. The militant named as Sinar Ahmad, who is just 15 years old, was injured when the army after the mob attack, resorted to aerial firing.

The internet services in the Budgam and neighbouring Pulwama district have been suspended "to prevent anti-social and anti-peace elements from using social media platforms" in the backdrop of the encounter at Futlipora and subsequent clashes in the area, the official sources said.

An army man was also injured during anti-militancy operation in the area.

The number of killed militants this year is all time high in last seven years.

When last reports came in, door-to-door searches were being carried out in the area.

5 militants killed, army para commando injured in two Kashmir gunfights