'3 militants killed, ASI martyred in Panthachowk encounter'

3 militants killed, ASI martyred in Panthachowk encounter

By: JKatLive News
8/30/2020 9:40:19 AM


 Three militants were  killed and an Assistant sub inspector of J&K police were martyred in an overnight encounter at Panthachowk in outskirts of Srinagar district.

Reports said that bodies of the slain militants  ave been recovered with arms and ammunition. However their identity was  yet to be ascertained.

During intial exchange of firing ASI of J&K police identified as  Babu Ram was martyred. 

Pertinently, 153 militants have been killed so far this year surpassing the total number of militants killed in year 2019. In 2019 as per official figures 152 militants were killed.

Earlier, three bike-borne militants had attacked a joint team of police and CRPF near Panthachowk in which no damage was done.

Soon after the attack, the fleeing militants were engaged in a gunfight by security forces in nearby area.