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Shopian Gunfight: 3 Militants Killed, 2 Still Inside Masjid; Officer Among 4 Troopers Injured, Says Police

SRINAGAR: Three militants have been killed while two more are hiding in a masjid in Jan Mohalla of the Shopian district and efforts are on to persuade them to surrender keeping in view of the sanctity of the masjid.

Four soldiers including an officer has sustained injuries and all are stable. A top police official told news agency KNO, that so far three militants have been killed and two others are hiding in the masjid. “We are using teargas shells in view of the sanctity of the masjid,” he said.

Police said that thry also sent the brother of a hiding militant along with a local imam inside masjid to persuade them to surrender but efforts didn’t fructify.

The encounter broke out yesterday in which three militants were killed and four soldiers including an officer sustained injuries.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar and GoC victor force have been personally monitoring the situation. The Internet has been snapped in Shopian and Pulwama districts since yesterday.

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