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Jammu and Kashmir: Three terrorists killed in encounter with security forces Shopian district

PTI Srinagar | Updated on June 10, 2020 Published on June 10, 2020

This is the third encounter in Shopian in four days

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said in Srinagar.

A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Sugoo area of Shopian in south Kashmir in the morning on receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said. He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

Three militants were killed in the exchange of fire, the official added.

This is the third encounter in Shopian in four days. Nine Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a self-styled commander, were killed in two gun battles with the security forces on Sunday and Monday.

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Published on June 10, 2020
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