At least four terrorists were killed in an encounter that were carried out between June 7-8 yesterday and today with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday, police said.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Pinjora area of the district in South Kashmir this morning after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
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He said the operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fired on personnel of a search party, who retaliated. In the exchange of fire, four terrorists were killed.
Police have not revealed the identity of the terrorists killed or their group affiliation as part of a new policy to prevent youngsters from joining terrorist ranks.
This is the second encounter in the Shopian district in the past 24 hours.
Five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including a self-styled commander, were killed in a gun battle with security forces in the district’s Reban area on Sunday.