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J&K: Four Terrorists Killed In An Encounter With Security Forces In Shopian District

Swarajya Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 11:19 AM | Updated 11:19 AM IST

 Army soldiers arrive at the site of gunfight. (Representative Image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Army soldiers arrive at the site of gunfight. (Representative Image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Shopian in South Kashmir on Wednesday (22 April), officials said.

"All four terrorists killed in the ongoing operation at Melhura, Shopian," police said in a statement.

Sources said the identity of the killed terrorists was being ascertained.

On Tuesday (21 April) night, a Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) was launched by the police and the Army in Shopian on a specific input about the presence of terrorists.

During the searches, the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces which triggered the gunfight.

On early Wednesday morning, two terrorists were killed initially and later two more terrorists were killed. The operation has now been over.

According to the police, arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site.

Earlier on 17 April, the security forces have gunned down four terrorists in two separate encounter in J&K’s Kishtwar and Shopian district.

(With inputs from IANS)


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