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Jammu and Kashmir: 3 terrorists killed during encounter in Bandipora, unprovoked firing continues along LoC

Three militants were gunned down by security forces during an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gunfight had broken out after the security forces had received inputs about the presence of terrorists in the nearby area. Meanwhile, Pakistan has also violated ceasefire along the LoC.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 31, 2019 8:50 IST
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3 terrorists killed during encounter with security forces in Bandipora

Three terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir late Tuesday. The gunfight was reported from Gurez sector of the district, near the line of control (LoC). According to the defence sources, a group of infiltrating militants were challenged by alert troops of the army in Baktur area of Gurez sector on Tuesday.

"In the ensuing encounter, three infiltrating terrorists were killed. The operation is still going on in the area," defence sources said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire at Indian posts on the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

"At about 12.30 a.m. today Pakistan Army initiated ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district," Defence sources in Jammu said early Wednesday.

The Indian Army is responding effectively to the ceasefire violation. 

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Video: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

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