J&K: Three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian, Sopore

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At least 3 terrorists have been killed in two separate encounters by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the last 24 hours.

In Shopian encounter which is still going on since Friday (August 2), one more terrorist was gunned down today, taking the toll of the number of terrorists killed in Shopian encounter to two.

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The terrorist killed in the Shopian encounter has been identified as Manzoor Bhat, who was associated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujaheddin.

Bhat was involved in several terror crimes and attacks on security establishments, Jammu and Kashmir Police said. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

Two army personnel also sustained injuries during the gunfight. The injured were shifted to the hospital for medical treatment.

The security forces had already cordoned off the area and were retaliating effectively. Now, the operation has been concluded.

Meanwhile, encounter broke out earlier in the day in Malmapanpora area of Sopore town, which comes under the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

One terrorist was gunned down today in the Sopore encounter.

An Army soldier sustained injuries during the gun battle and is currently undergoing treatment.

(With Agency Inputs)

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