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Three terrorists killed in encounter, Arun Jaitley says no compromise with violence in Kashmir

Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir, killing three militants who were involved in an attack on a BSF post in the area two days ago.

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“Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district. Three terrorists have been killed in the operation,” an army official said.

He said the slain militants were involved in the attack on a BSF post in Tangdhar sector on August 19 in which three jawans of the force were injured.

“Three weapons and other war-like stores have been recovered from the scene of the gunbattle,” the official said adding the combing operation was still in progress.

On the other hand, the central government on Sunday outlined its priorities, asserting that there will be no compromise with those indulging in violence even efforts will be made for development of the state which was “denied” for the last 60 years.

Acknowledging that situation in Kashmir was “serious”, Union minister Arun Jaitley said those indulging in stone-pelting in Kashmir are “not satyagrahis but aggressors” who target police and security forces but some people with limited vision cannot see this.

Addressing a rally on the outskirts of Jammu city, he also slammed Pakistan for the current unrest, saying it was “attacking the integrity of India” in a “new way” after failing to snatch the state by waging wars and fuelling trouble ever since partition in 1947.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has three priorities for Jammu & Kashmir, said Jaitley.

Outlining these priorities, he said, “There will be no compromise on the security and integrity of the country and no compromise with the people who indulge in violence.”

“Secondly, as Jammu & Kashmir has faced violence and wars, it needs development which was denied for past 60 years by National Conference and Congress governments. Thirdly, Jammu, being the support base of BJP, needs added attention.”

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