Three separatist militants were killed in a gunfight today on Ocotber 6, after an attack was launched by the trio on the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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“Three terrorists were killed in the resulting encounter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesperson for the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps told IANS.

According to Kalia, a group of heavily armed terrorists, who were dressed in army fatigues, attacked the 30 RRcamp, that is situated in a town, Langate,  in Kupwara district. The attack took place early morning at 5.10 a.m. today.

Guards at the camp,  were alerted by the breach in security by, and the exchange of fire lasted resumed at 6:30 am after a thaw when the terrorists had stopped firing some time .

“We have recovered three AK-47 rifles from the slain terrorists. Firing has stopped, but the search operation is still going on,” the army spokesman said.

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Maps, metric sheets, radio sets, arms and ammunition with Pakistani markings were recovered from the terrorists, along with food and other communication devices.

There has been no casualty among the Indian slodiers.

On October 3 a BSF trooper was killed and another injured after a militant attack on the 46 RR camp in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town.

The guerrillas, however, managed to escape.

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