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Another ultra shot dead in Shopian

Security personnel stand guard near encounter site at Melhura in Zainapora area of Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on October 20, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

A second hiding militant was killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday, as security forces resumed their operation after a night halt.

An Army spokesman said one more militant was killed, taking the death toll of militants to two in the operation that began on Monday evening in Shopian’s Melhoora area.

“The bodies have been retrieved from the encounter site. One AK-47 and one pistol were recovered from the site,” the Army said.

The identity and affiliation of the slain militants were not divulged immediately.

The gunfight started when a joint team of the police, the Army’s 55 RR and the CRPF came under fire during a cordon and search operation, launched on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

In Pulwama

One militant was killed in an ongoing operation of the security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

“One unidentified terrorist has been killed,” a police spokesman said.

A group of militants was encircled in Pulwama’s Kakapora area when a joint team of the police and the security forces launched an operation in the area. “The hiding militants opened fire, triggering an encounter,” the police said.

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