3 militants killed in encounter in Kupwara

Three unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, a police official said today.

The gunbattle broke out at Dardpora in Lolab area of Kupwara last night after security forces launched a search operation there, the official said.

He said while one militant was killed in the initial exchange of firing last night, two others were killed this evening.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras have not been ascertained yet, the official said, adding three weapons have been recovered from the scene of the encounter. (AGENCIES)

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