Lashkar Operative Among 5 Terrorists Shot Dead In Shopian

Shopian encounter: Four terrorists, including a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

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Shopian encounter: Five terrorists were shot dead in the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: 

Highlights

  1. Four terrorists were shot dead today morning
  2. Another terrorist was shot dead on Friday night
  3. One of them identified as a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative

Five terrorists have been shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, 55 kilometres from Srinagar. The encounter started on Friday night.

Four terrorists were killed today morning; the body of another terrorist shot dead last night at Shopian's Kiloora village has been recovered. He has been identified as Umar Malik, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, news agency ANI reported. An AK-47 assault rifle was found with him.

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Stone throwers tried to disrupt the security operations.

The bodies of the four who were shot dead today have also been found, the police said, adding a civilian was also killed amid stone-throwing by locals.

The security forces had cordoned off the village on Friday night following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. As they started a combing operation, the terrorists fired at them, leading to the encounter, the police said.

The operation has ended now, the police said.

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