Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter ends in Kupwara, three terrorists killed

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New Delhi | Updated: March 15, 2017 4:02:02 PM

The encounter between security forces and terrorists that was on since morning has finally eneded. At least three terrorists were reported to be killed in the encounter.

Earlier in the day, there were reports that security forces had cordoned off the area, after reports of two-three terrorists being holed up there. (PTI)

The encounter between security forces and terrorists that was on since morning in Kupwara has finally eneded. At least three terrorists were reported to be killed in the encounter. Earlier in the day, there were reports that security forces had cordoned off the area, after reports of two-three terrorists being holed up there. A few days ago, a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and two soldiers injured in a brief shootout in Bandipora town in north Kashmir. Security forces had put up a check post near Bandipora police station following information that a militant was going to travel through the area, a police official said.

When the militant came in a cab, he was challenged by security forces but he opened fire, resulting in injuries to two soldiers, police said. In the retaliatory firing by the security forces, the militant, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Shergujri, was killed, he added. A pistol and a hand grenade were recovered from the scene of the shootout, the official said.

Recently, two terrorists, including Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, were killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.The slain LeT terrorist was identified as Mohd Shafi Shergujari. Troops of 130 Bn CRPF, 55 RR and SOG Pulwama involved in the operation, according to a CRPF official. “Unconfirmed presence of 4-5 terrorists, operation is going on, said the CRPF official. An encounter has broken out this morning, according to a report.

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Army personnel and Special operation group of Awantipora have cordoned off the area in south Kashmir, the report says. Authorities also suspended train services from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railway stations is near the Pulwama encounter site, according to a report.

(With agency inputs)

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