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12 terrorists killed in four separate operations over last 72 hours in J&K, says DGP Dilbag Singh

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SRINAGAR: In a big success for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, at least 12 terrorists have been killed so far in four different operations over the last 72 hours, Director General of Police (DGP) said on Sunday.

"An operation at Bijbehara has concluded. 12 terrorists neutralised, so far, in four separate operations over last 72 hrs comprising seven terrorists at Tral and Shopian, three terrorists of Al Badr at Haripora and now two more at Bijbehara who were working with LeT," ANI quoted Singh as saying.

He further stated that the terrorists eliminated in the operation at Bijbehara were responsible for the killing of Territorial Army (TA) jawan Mohammad Saleem AKhoon outside his residence at Goriwan yesterday.

A total of five terrorists were killed today in two overnight encounters with security forces in the Shopian and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

14-year-old among three terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

The police have said that a 14-year-old boy, who had gone missing, was among the three terrorists killed in the encounter. Attempts were made by the police to convince him to surrender and his parents were also brought to the encounter site in a bid to persuade him to drop his weapons, however, other terrorists didn't let him surrender and he was killed along with others, reports Times Now's Ieshan Wani.

Earlier on Friday, as many as seven terrorists, including terror outfit Ansar Ghazwatul Hind chief Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, were killed by the security forces in two encounters in the Shopian and Pulwama districts.

"Five terrorists have been killed in a Shopian operation, while two others were killed in the encounter at Nowbugh in Tral area of Pulwama district," a police official had on Friday said.

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