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3 Al-Badr militants slain in Shopian gunfight, says police

Three local pro-freedom insurgents were slain in a gunfight with government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

The gunfight in Badigam of the southern district erupted after government forces acting on a tip off about the presence of militants cordoned the village and launched door to door searches.

As the forces zeroed in on the spot where the insurgents were hiding on Thursday night, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter. The encounter resumed on Friday morning in which the trio were slain.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir range Vijay Kumar said that three local militants of Al-Badr outfit were slain in the military operation.

The IGP Kashmir said: “a cordon was laid in Imam Sahab area of Shopian district. Today morning, three militants of Al-Badr were killed in the operation. All three are locals.”

Two Ak-47 rifles and one pistol have been recovered from their possession,” he said.

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