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3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter, internet services suspended across South Kashmir

At Least Three Terrorists Were Killed On Friday Morning In South Kashmir's Shopian District

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 03 May 2019, 12:56:35 PM
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district

New Delhi:

At least three terrorists were killed on Friday morning in south Kashmir's Shopian district. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district this morning following information about the presence of militants. The encounter is still underway. Meanwhile internet services were suspended across south Kashmir.

On April 25, two terrorists have been neutralised in the exchange of fire with security forces in Bagender Mohalla of Bijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. The encounter broke out after forces laid cordon and search operation in the area. 

The Indian Army has gunned down 41 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir since Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel, said Indian Army Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon on Wednesday. Out of those killed, 25 terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed and 13 of them were Pakistanis.  

"We have targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership, the situation now is that no one is coming forward to take over the leadership of JeM in the valley. Even after Pakistan's best efforts, we will continue to suppress Jaish, especially after Pulwama. Operations against the terrorists will continue with full vigor and we will not let terrorism rise up," Lieutenant General Dhillon said.

On February 14, at least 42 CRPF personnel were killed and dozens of others injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pulwama district.

The CRPF cavalcade that came under attack had seventy-eight vehicles and the ill-fated bus plying on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was fifth in line. Pakistan-based banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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First Published : 03 May 2019, 08:47:39 AM