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Jammu and Kashmir: Two unidentified terrorists shot dead in Kulgam district

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Security forces on Tuesday early morning eliminated two unidentified terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The arms and ammunition along with the body of slain terrorists were recovered from the encounter site.

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After receiving a specific input about the presence 2 terrorists, the troopers of Indian Army, CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police jointly launched a cordon-and-search operation in the south Kashmir district 70 km from Srinagar.

The holed-up terrorists were challenged by the troopers after which an encounter started. After a five-hour encounter, two terrorists hiding in a house were shot dead and the operation was concluded. The identity of slain terrorists is yet to be ascertained. Unfortunately, one Army Jawan was also martyred in operation.

Meanwhile, two more encounters broke out at Tral in Pulwama district. The police said a terrorist has been found hiding at house in a village in the district. The encounter is underway.

On Monday, security forces busted a terrorist hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. A cache of arms and ammunition and other usable articles were found in the hideout. These include an INSAS rifle, four magazines, 80 live INSAS rounds, 37 AK-47 rounds, a Chinese grenade and a set of utensils and blankets.

Reportedly, this is the fourth major encounter in less than a week in which 18 terrorists have been gunned down in south Kashmir, so far.

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