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Updated on: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 01:46 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir: Three terrorists killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in Sopore

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Three terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The police recovered arms and ammunition besides other incriminating material from the site of the encounter.

"#SoporeEncounterUpdate: 01 more unidentified #terrorist killed (Total 03). #Incriminating materials including #arms & ammunition recovered. Operation over. Further details shall follow," the Kashmir Zone police tweeted.

The clash between the terrorists and security forces broke out in the early hours of Tuesday when the on-duty police came under attack from heavily-armed terrorists.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Pethseer in Sopore area late on Monday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official told PTI.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter in the early hours of Tuesday as the militants opened fire on the security forces' positions.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar said the total number of militants killed this year in Kashmir has crossed 100.

"Today, by the collective efforts of J&K Police, Chinar Corps of the Indian Army, CRPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralization of more than 100 terrorists in the year 2021 so far in Kashmir division," Kumar told news agency ANI.

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(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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Published on: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 01:46 PM IST
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