Awoora gunfight ends, 3 militants killed

Srinagar: The gunfight between militants and the government forces which had started on Sunday in south Kashmir’s Awoora village of Pahalgam area ended Monday morning as all the three hiding militants were killed, police sources said.
They said that bodies of the slain militants have been retrieved and they have been identified as Adil Ahmad Reshi of Bijbehara, Abid Ahmad Sheikh of Satkipora and Masood Ahmad Shah of Bewoora.
The three were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahedeen, police sources said.
Earlier, locals said heavy mortar shelling continued for hours together which destroyed a residential house.
The gunfight had started on Sunday after forces started search operation in Awoora village.