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J & K: 2 Let terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Mir Bazaar area of Kulgam district

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday evening, Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. According to the police, Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Nawapora in Mir Bazaar area of Kulgam following information about the presence of terrorists there.

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Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Both the killed terrorists have been identified as local members of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Kashmir Zone Police said. Police also said the encounter is ‘very close’ to a route used in the Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday.”

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Today’s encounter comes after two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Trubji area of Kulgam on Monday. Earlier the same day security forces killed one unidentified terrorist in an encounter in the Tulibal area of Sopore town in Baramulla district.

last week J&K Police said that 118 terrorists have been killed in the Kashmir Valley this year and that 32 of them were foreign terrorists. Further, of the 118, 77 were from Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba and 26 from Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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