Srinagar Jun 19 (UNI) Security forces gunned down three militants in a fierce encounter in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, a senior police officer said tonight.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kupwara, Vijay Kumar said a search operation was launched by police and Army at Sona Pindi area this afternoon following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
He said during the operation three militants were killed.
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in.
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