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3 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir

By Mukhtar Ahmad
Last updated on: June 23, 2016 17:13 IST
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The operation in Kupwara district is still going on.

Three terrorists were killed in an ongoing gunfight in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

A senior police officer said troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and police jointly surrounded a forest area near Lolab in frontier Kupwara district early on Thursday.

“The operation was launched on specific information about presence of a group of militants in the forest area,” the officer said.

He said, “As the searches in the forest area were on, hiding terrorists opened fire at the security forces, triggering an encounter.”

A defence spokesman said, so far, three terrorists have been killed.

“The operation is still on,” he added.

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