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Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in J-K

By Shefali Kohli -- June 06, 2022 9:36 pm -- Updated:June 06, 2022 9:36 pm

Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 6: An encounter has broken out between security forces and unidentified terrorists in the Panipora forest area of Zaloora area in Sopore on Monday.

"#Encounter has started at Panipora forest of #Zaloora area in #Sopore. Sopore Police and Army on job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice," tweeted the Kashmir Zone Police today.

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Earlier, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) 'commander' was killed in an overnight encounter in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on June 4.

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"The terrorist 'commander' of HM, Nisar Khanday, was killed. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including one AK-47 rifle, were recovered from the encounter site. The operation is in progress," Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.

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Three police personnel and one civilian were injured in the initial exchange of fire. The police said all the injured were stable and are being treated in hospital.

-PTC News

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