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Jammu-Kashmir: 3 terrorists gunned down in encounter, 1 surrenders before security forces in Shopian

Three terrorists were killed, while one surrendered before security forces during an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Jammu-Kashmir: 3 terrorists gunned down in encounter, 1 surrenders before security forces in Shopian-dnm
Shopian, First Published May 6, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

Shopian: Three terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security agencies in the Kanigam area of the Shopian district of South Kashmir. One newly recruited terrorist namely Tausif Ahmad surrendered.

The terrorists were shot dead after they refused to surrender and opened fire on being trapped and surrounded in the Kanigam area of the district, Kashmir Police said in a tweet.

"J&K police say four newly recruited local terrorists of Al-Badr terror outfit trapped in Kanigam area of Shopian. Exercising maximum restraint, Police & security forces are trying their best to persuade them to surrender," the police tweeted.

"Turning down the surrender offer, trapped terrorists fired and lobbed grenade on joint search party. Further details shall follow, " they said in another tweet.

Operations are still on. Internet services in the area were suspended.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area of the South Kashmir district during the night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The police said as the presence of local militants of Al-Badr outfit got ascertained, the security forces exercised maximum restraint and tried their best to persuade them to surrender. However, the militants turned down the offer to surrender and opened firing and lobbed a grenade on the security forces, the official said.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a Pakistani intruder was killed by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Samba sector. The incident happened in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

The development comes two days after the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The individual was reportedly 100 metres inside the Indian territory. The BSF warned the intruder and opened fire after he refused to stop.

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