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Four encounters in J&K, four terrorists killed, policeman dies

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Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir, killing four militants on Sunday.

“Alert soldiers posted along the Line of Control in Naugam sector noticed some suspicious movement and challenged the intruders,” an army official said.

Three of the encounters were with terrorists who were trying to infiltrate in Tangdhar, Gurez and Nowgam sectors. The other was between the police and a group of terrorists who had hold up in a building in Poonch.

The militants opened fire at positions of security forces which was “effectively retaliated”, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

Four militants were killed and a war-like store recovered from the scene of the gunbattle, the official said. The operation is still in progress.

The encounter in Poonch started after the police received information about the presence of two heavily-armed terrorists in an under construction government building. The building is close to an army camp.

In another encounter near the Line of Control in Nowgam Sector, in north Kashmir, the Army has killed four terrorists.

The encounter started after the army intercepted a heavy-armed group of terrorists trying to infiltrate. Four terrorists, believed to be Pakistanis, were killed. Four AK-47 rifles and a large cache of ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.

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