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3 terrorists killed in Kashmir’s Shopian, search operation underway

CRPF, Army And Jammu And Kashmir Police Had Launched A Joint Operation In The Area

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 28 Mar 2019, 12:02:33 PM
Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Keller area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Keller area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. CRPF, Army and Jammu and Kashmir police had launched a joint operation in the area. The terrorists have been identified as Sajad Khanday, Aqib Ahmad Dar and Basharat Ahmad Mir, all residents of Pulwama. It was a combined group of terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT, Jammu and Kashmir Police said. On Wednesday, terrorists shot dead a civilian in Kachdoora village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. He was identified as Tanveer Ahmed (24) from Bemnipora, Shopian. Police have registered case has been registered and an investigation has been started. Security forces have cordoned the area to nab the attacker.

On Monday, a terrorist hideout was busted in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shermal Shopian. “Incriminating” material and other items have been recovered from the site, an official said. Hideout has been blasted so that terrorist can't use the hideout in future, he said. Jammu and Kashmir police has filed a FIR has and further investigation is going on, he added.

Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested three terrorists affiliated to the proscribed terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) near a check-point at Narabal on the Srinagar-Baramulla Highway based on a credible input. Incriminating material, including ammunition and live rounds, were recovered. The police have registered a case.

"Three car-borne terrorists affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM (were) arrested by police and security forces at Lawaypora (on Srinagar-Baramulla road) (based) on a credible input today," a police spokesperson said.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2019, 07:47:01 AM

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