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Terrorist killed in Shopian encounter, operation continues

SRINAGAR: A terrorist was killed in an anti-insurgency operation in south Kashmirs Shopian district on Tuesday afternoon. The encounter continued till the time of going to press. Earlier in the day, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in central Kashmirs Budgam district based on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.
The encounter broke out in Melhoora village of Zainpora sub-division after holed-up terrorists fired at a joint team of security forces — comprising personnel from Armys 55 RR and Shopian Police — carrying out a search operation in the area. In the ensuing exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed. Police are yet to ascertain the identity and affiliation of the slain terrorist, officials said.
The same afternoon, a joint team of Armys 53 RR, CRRead More – Source