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Jammu And Kashmir: 5 Terrorists Killed In Shopian
In south Kashmir's Shopian district, five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday, officials said.
5 terrorists killed in Shopian in south Kashmir (File Image)
New Delhi: Five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir''s Shopian district on Wednesday, officials said.
Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar told IANS that the encounter began at Sugoo village on Wednesday morning after security forces came under fire from hiding terrorists.Police said earlier Sugoo village was cordoned off by a joint team of Army and police after a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists.
#UPDATE Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in the encounter in Sugoo area of Shopian district. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. Operation is going on: Jammu & Kashmir Police. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/We3SDOvQ4x— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
As the security forces zeroed in, the terrorists fired at them. In the ensuring gun battle, five ultras belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen, and the Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed.
This is the third major encounter in the Shopian district in less than a week.
On Sunday, five terrorists were killed in an encounter at Reban village whereas four terrorists were killed in Pinjura village of Shopian on Monday.