South Kashmir witnesses second encounter in 2 days, 5 terrorists eliminated

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
Oct 20, 2020 05:18 PM IST

Five terrorists have been killed in two encounters in south Kashmir in the last two days. The police have launched a search and cordon operation.

The security forces have killed one more terrorists in the ongoing encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. The gunbattle had started earlier in the day, and two terrorists were killed.

Security personnel stand guard in Pulwama.(ANI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard in Pulwama.(ANI File Photo)

Search and cordon operation has been launched, the police said.

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With this, five terrorists have been killed in two days in south Kashmir. A gubattle started in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday which continued till Tuesday morning.

One terrorist was killed in that encounter. The police recovered an AK rifle and a pistol from the scene of the gunbattle.

The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora on Monday after getting information about presence of militants, the police said. The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at security forces’ positions, they added.

The identity and group affiliation of the terrorist is being ascertained.

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