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Three militants killed in Kashmir’s Shopian district

The encounter between militants and forces erupted Monday evening when joint teams launched a search operation at Tulran Imam Sahib area of Shopian following an input about militant presence.

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Srinagar: Three militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba, including one who was involved in the killing of a street hawker from Bihar, were killed in an overnight gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

The encounter between militants and forces erupted Monday evening when joint teams launched a search operation at Tulran Imam Sahib area of Shopian following an input about militant presence.

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“As the joint team were laying cordon around the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering a gunfight,” a police officer said.

He said three militants were killed in the gunfight.

Police in a tweet said the three belonged to Lashkar (The Resistance Front).

“..Out of 03 killed #terrorists, one terrorist has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of #Ganderbal, who shifted to #Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar,” a police tweet while quoting IGP said.

Security forces have stepped up operations against the militants after the recent spree of civilian killings.

On Monday, two militants — including the one who was allegedly involved in a recent civilian killing — were killed in two separate encounters in Bandipora and Anantnag districts of Kashmir.

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