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3 militants killed in an encounter in Handwara

3 militants killed in an encounter in Handwara

Three terrorists were on Sunday late night gunned down in a shootout between the security forces and terrorists in Unisoo of Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara district. DG S P Vaid tweeted,"In unisoo Handwara all the three terrorists apparently Pakistanis have been neutralised by Joint team of J&K Police, RR &CRPF". He also tweeted about the operation.

The operation was carried out by Jammu and Kashmir police, Rajasthan Rifles and CRPF.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the hiding militants fired upon the forces conducting the searches.

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The police official said that in the ongoing encounter, a third terrorist was apprehended in injured condition but he succumbed to his injuries.

He said their bodies along with three weapons have been recovered from the encounter site. The unfortunate death of the female civilian reportedly happened because the terrorists had taken over a house, and to kill them off, the forces couldn't save her in time and she died inn ensuing crossfire.

Meanwhile, authorities have directed telecom companies to snap Internet services in parts of Sopore and Handwara in wake of militant killings.


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