In fourth encounter in less than 10 days, 3 terrorists killed in J-K’s Shopian

Updated on Jun 16, 2020 12:30 PM IST

The encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian is 400 to 500 meters away from army’s Rashtriya Rifles camp.

Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on June 10, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on June 10, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Security forces gunned down three local terrorists in a gun battle, the fourth in a little over a week, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, officials said.

The terrorists were killed after local police and Indian Army personnel had launched a joint operation in Turkuwagan village early on Tuesday in the district in south Kashmir.

Sources said Kamran Zahoor Manhas is among the terrorists killed by security forces. He is the nephew of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator Zaffar Manhas, who has now joined the Apni Party led by Altaf Bukhari.

The other two terrorists, sources added, have been identified as Zubair and Muneeb ul Islam. Both of them were from Shopian district.

An army spokesperson said two AK-47 assault rifles and one INSAS rifle have been recovered from the encounter site, which is 400 to 500 metres away from the force’s Rashtriya Rifles camp.

As many as 22 terrorists have been killed in the encounters that have taken place in south Kashmir’s Shopian district so far.

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