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Three militants, policeman killed in encounters in J-K

Officials said that a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.

Published: 19th February 2021 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2021 11:01 AM   |  A+A-

Srinagar encounter

Security personnel stand guard near the site of an encounter with militants. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Three unidentified militants and a policeman were killed in two separate encounters in Budgam and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village in the Beerwah area of Budgam district following information about the presence of militants there, the officials said.

They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces' positions.

Two policemen were injured in the gunbattle.

They were rushed to a hospital here for treatment but one of them succumbed, the officials said.

In another encounter at Badigam in Shopian district, three militants were killed by security forces, they said.

The officials said identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras is being ascertained.



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