Three guerrillas killed in gunfight in Kashmir

Three guerrillas killed in gunfight in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Three guerrillas were killed on Sunday when they were engaged by the security forces in a gunfight in Tangdhar border town of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.

The sources told IANS that a group of three to four guerrillas were spotted by the army’s 4 Para commandos.

“The terrorists have been engaged in an encounter and escape routes for the terrorists have been sealed. The operation is going on in the area,” the defence source said.

Army commander of Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command, Lt. General D.S. Hooda, had told reporters here on Thursday that operations against separatist guerrillas have been continuing in north Kashmir areas.

He also said that operations against those suspected to create law and order problems in south Kashmir areas would be re-started soon.

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