Three militants killed in ongoing Pakherpora gunfight; one still trapped: Police

Three militants killed in ongoing Pakherpora gunfight; one still trapped: Police

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Srinagar,Nov 30,CNS:Police on Thursday said that three militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight with government forces in Futlipora village of Pakherpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer Khan told Greater Kashmir that three militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight. “One militant is still trapped inside,” he said.

Earlier, an official said that Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 10 Garhwal of army cordoned off Futlipora today morning around 6 am after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants.

“As the forces approached the suspected house, the militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight,” he said.

He said two to four militants were believed to be trapped inside the house, belonging to Muhammad Asadullah.

Meanwhile, three youth were injured in clashes near the site of gunfight in Futlipora village and Pakherpora main chowk.

Reports said that youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation.

The forces, they said, responded by firing teargas shells and pellet guns.

“Two teenagers sustained pellet injuries in the clashes. They were being treated at CHC Pakherpora for treatment,” said a health official.

Both the injured are residents of Karpora Check village of Pakherpora.

Another teen was hit by a bullet in clashes at main chowk Pakherpora after army opened fire to disperse stone-throwing protesters.