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J&K: Two LeT terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Manzoor Mir Reported by: Manzoor Mir New Delhi Updated on: December 25, 2021 11:59 IST
J&K: Encounter breaks out in Shopian; two militants likely
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J&K: Encounter breaks out in Shopian; two militants likely trapped

Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday. An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Chowgam area of Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Saturday. 

"Encounter has started at Chowgam area of Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job," Police said.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

"Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists neutralized in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in the Chowgam area of Shopian. One terrorist was involved in grenade firing & killing of civilians. Another terrorist had joined recently," IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

 

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Two militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight, the official said, adding that their identities and group affiliation are being ascertained. The search operation is going on.

Earlier, One unidentified terrorist has been neutralized in an encounter with the security forces in the Mumanhal (Arwani) area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.

The Jammu and Kashmir police in its tweet said, "One unidentified terrorist killed."

As per the sources, one AK-47 assault rifle has also been recovered during a joint operation of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir police.

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