Four militants killed in Rafiabad encounter: Army


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Army on Wednesday claimed to have killed four militant in an ongoing gunfight in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Taking to its official Twitter handle army confirmed that four militants were killed, #OpLidderPanzal (#Baramulla). Four terrorists killed. Operation continues #IndianArmy @NorthernComd_IA @adgpi,”

Earlier DGP S P Vaid had confirmed the presence of five trapped militants in the area.

Taking to his Twitter handle the police chief wrote,“Encounter going on in Dooniwari forest area of Police Station Dangiwacha Sopore, report of presence of 5 terrorists. Wish success to our boys,”

Earlier in the day a  para-commando suffered critical bullet injuries and was evacuated to military hospital for treatment after  an encounter broke out between militants and government forces in forests of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 32 RR and 9 PARA commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods of upper reaches of Rafiabad today wee hours.




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