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2 militants killed in separate encounters in J&K's Shopian and Kupwara districts

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 May 2016, 15:31 IST

On 17 May, a terrorist was gunned down by security personnel in Pehlipora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. A massive cache of ammunition was also recovered.

The terrorist, identified as Farooq Ahmed Sheikh, was killed in a gun battle with security forces in the wee hours of Tuesday at Pehlipora in Shopian, 52 km from Srinagar, RS Bazaz (Commanding Officer,44RR) said.

"We started this operation after the intelligence informed us that two terrorists were seen in the orchards of Pehlipora. We acted immediately and cordoned the area after that. Around 9.30 pm we started the fire fight with the terrorists. The fight went on for the whole night, in the morning we shot a terrorist down," he added.

"He has been a terrorist from the last one year and was involved in terrorist activities. He was involved in the killing of a sarpanch last year too. One AK 56, a huge cache of ammunition, magazine and some documents were recovered from the terrorist," he added.

No casualties or loss of lives or property during the Shopian encounter was reported.

--ANI

First published: 17 May 2016, 15:31 IST
 
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