Three militants were killed and one was arrested alive in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Viji area of Rafiabad on Thursday, said a top police official.
On Wednesday evening, Police and army cordoned off Viji area in Rafiabad, where a group of militants were hiding in forests. The hiding militants fired at the security forces resulting into a fierce encounter. Gunfight continued till the next morning when three militants were killed and one was caught alive.
Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) north Kashmir Gareeb Das told jantakareporter.com,” Three militants have been eliminated in Rafiabad encounter while one was captured alive. All militants are Pakistani nationals. We are ascertaining their affiliations. “
Earlier, one terrorist Naveed was captured alive after a terrorist attack in Udhampur where two BSF jawans were also killed. India had declared Naved to be belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba. Pakistan had then denied the reports that the captured terrorist Naved was its national asking India to refrain from making such ‘accusations’.