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Kashmir: 3 Al-Badr militants killed in Shopian encounter, 1 surrenders

Three militants affiliated with militant outfit Al-Badr were killed and one surrendered in an encounter that raged between security forces and militants at Kanigam village in Imam Sahib area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. 

Officials told that three militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation has come to an end in the area.

Officials said that one militant surrendered. However, the other three militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 43 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district. 

Meanwhile as a precautionary measure internet services have been snapped in the district.

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