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Monday, 30 November 2020 10.45 PM IST

Four terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu’s Shopian, nine in 24 hours

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SRINAGAR: Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, police said.


The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Pinjora area of the district in South Kashmir this morning after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.


He said the operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fired on personnel of a search party, who retaliated. In the exchange of fire, four terrorists were killed.


Police have not revealed the identity of the terrorists killed or their group affiliation as part of a new policy to prevent youngsters from joining terrorist ranks.


This is the second encounter in the Shopian district in the past 24 hours.


Five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including a self-styled commander, were killed in a gun battle with security forces in the district's Reban area on Sunday.

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