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Jammu & Kashmir: Two LeT terrorists, civilian killed in Shopian encounter

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the forces who retaliated, police officials said.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 25, 2022 16:49 IST
Jammu & Kashmir: Two LeT terrorist killed in Shopian
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Jammu & Kashmir: Two LeT terrorist killed in Shopian encounter

Highlights

  • Two LeT terrorists gunned down in Shopian encounter
  • Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered: Kashmir Zone Police
  • Search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists fired upon the forces who retaliated

Two terrorists and a civilian were killed during an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday, police said.

Acting on a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the Amshipora area of Shopian in south Kashmir, the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation, a police official said.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists hiding in the area fired upon the forces, who retaliated, he added. Two terrorists were killed in the encounter, the official said.

He said a civilian -- the owner of the house where the terrorists were hiding -- was also killed during the encounter.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras was being ascertained, the official said.

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