3 militants Killed, SPO martyred in 2 different encounters in Kashmir

Last Updated: Friday, 19 February 2021 (10:50 IST)
Srinagar:Three unidentified and a Special Police Officer (SPO) of police were killed and a police constable injured in two different encounters in the on Friday, a police spokesman said.
He said on a tip off about the presence of militants, troops of (RR), (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint (CASO) at village Badigam in south Kashmir district of Shopian in the wee hours of Friday.
An encounter ensued this morning with the first light after security forces were moving towards a particular area in the cordoned off village.
He said so far three unidentified militants were killed and operation was going on when the reports last came in.
Large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered, he added.He said another CASO was launched at Beerwah in central Kashmir district of Badgam early this morning by the security forces following a specific information about the presence of militants.
However, when the security forces were sealing the area, militants resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons in which a SPO Mohammad Altaf and Selection Grade Constable (SgCt) Manzoor Ahmad was injured.He said operation was going on when the reports last came in.(UNI)