Shopian, Feb 19 :Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between security forces and militants in Badigam village of Imamsahib belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on  Friday. 

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that three unidentified militants have been killed so far while as the search operation is on in the area.

Earlier on Thursday late night , an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Shopian district.

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