Srinagar: Four militants have been killed in three different encounters across Kashmir on Friday night.
The slain include two militants from Jaish-e-Muhammad and one each from LeT. One militant was also captured alive in one of the encounters.
Inspector-General of Police (Kashmir range ) Vijay Kumar told a local news agency that four to five anti-militancy operations were launched on Friday evening. He said two militants of JeM were killed in Pulwama, one LeT militant each was slain in Ganderbal Handwara.
The encounters come close on the heels of the Hazratbal shootout in which one foreign militant was killed and two others managed to flee and also a day after a Sarpanch was killed in Kulgam district of South Kashmir.
In Pulwama, the encounter took place in Cheweakalan village. Two Jaish militants have been killed so far, while another militant was killed in a gunfight at Rajwar area of Handwara. The fourth militant was killed in Ganderbal.
Pertinently, DGP Dilbagh Singh had recently told reporters that the number of active militants was falling fast and the remaining ones are being tracked.
Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir said that encounters in Handwara and Pulwama are over, while the Ganderbal gunfight is still on.