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Militant killed, another surrenders in Shopian operation

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One militant was killed and another surrendered in an anti-militancy operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday. Security forces also foiled an infiltration in north Kashmir’s Tangdhar the same day.

A police spokesman said the encounter occurred in Hanjipora village of Kachdoora hamlet in Shopian.

The operation, carried out jointly by the police, the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF against some hiding militants, apparently followed a tip-off.

The police did not identify the slain militant or his outfit immediately.

“A terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba surrendered alongwith an AK-56 rifle during the live encounter,” the police said.

Infiltration foiled

The police said the security forces foiled an infiltration in Kupwara.

“The Kupwara police, along with the Army’s 7RR and Border Security Forces’ 87 Battalion, foiled an infiltration at Tangdhar area,” the police said.

Arms, ammunition and drugs left behind by the infiltrators, including one AK47, one pistol, two grenades and other ammunition and six packets of heroin (market value approx ₹ 30 crore) have been recovered in the area, the police stated.

IGP’s appeal

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar made an appeal to all misguided youth who have joined terror folds to shun the path of violence and return to the mainstream.

“The police are committed to accepting them with open arms as society needs them the most, especially their parents,” said the police.

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