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Jun 29, 2020
7:27PM

Three terrorists gunned down by security forces in J&K

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In Jammu  and Kashmir, three terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces at Khul Chohar area in Anantnag district in the early hours today.

According to police sources, Anantnag Police, 19 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF laid a joint Cardon and Search Operation in the area based on an intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces which was  retaliated by them that resulted in the elimination of three terrorists.

One AK 47 Rifle and Two pistols have been recovered from their possession.

A senior policer officer said that among the three terrorists, two terrorists belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist outfit including one district commander and one Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Masood from Doda district in Jammu province.

He further said that Doda has now become totally terrorist-free once again, as Masood was the last surviving terrorist in the district.

Masood was involved in a rape case in Doda and was absconding eversince. He later had joined HIzbul Mujahideen and shifted his area of operations to Kashmir Valley.

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