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Four terrorists killed in meetings at J&K | India News


SRINAGAR: Four terrorists, including those responsible for the murder of a military man in Anantnag district, were killed in two nightly encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
The total number of terrorists killed in the twin encounters that began Saturday in the Shopian and Anantnag districts has risen to five when an unidentified militant was killed Saturday night.
Two terrorists were killed in the encounter in Semthan in the Bijbehara area of ​​the Anantnag district in southern Kashmir, a police officer said.
He said the meeting began on Saturday after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there.
The shooting lasted late into the night and security forces closely cordoned off the area overnight to prevent the ultras from fleeing.
The shooting resumed this morning and in the exchange of shots, two terrorists were killed, the official said, adding that a search operation is underway.
Police said the slain terrorists were responsible for the murder of Havaldar Mohammad Saleem AKhoon outside his residence in Goriwan in the Bijbehara area on Friday.
â € œThe terrorists responsible for the killing of Army Jawan have been neutralized in two days at the Bijbehara meeting, said Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.
Earlier on Sunday, two terrorists were killed in the operation in the Hadipora area of ​​neighboring Shopian district, bringing the number of ultras killed in the operation to three, the police officer said.
A militant was killed in the shooting there on Saturday.
The IGP said that one of the terrorists killed in the Shopian encounter was recently drafted into the ranks and the security forces made sincere efforts to make him surrender, but the other terrorists would not allow him to surrender his weapons.
“The parents also made appeals, but other terrorists did not allow him to surrender,” Kumar said.

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