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J&K: Two encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district, 3 JeM terrorists killed in Drach area, 1 killed in Moolu area

Shopian:On Wednesday morning, In an two encounters between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, 3 local terrorists belonging to banned terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed and a local terrorist killed. This information was given by Vijay Kumar, ADGP of Kashmir.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Shopian: On Wednesday morning, In an two encounters between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, 3 local terrorists belonging to banned terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed and a local terrorist killed. This information was given by Vijay Kumar, ADGP of Kashmir.

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ADGP of Kashmir Vijay Kumar further said that One operation is underway in the Drach area, while the other one began in the Moolu area of Shopian. Security forces have gunned down three local terrorists with links to JeM in the Drach area and killed one terrorist in the Moolu area.

Vijay Kumar informed on Wednesday morning that the two terrorists who were killed were identified as Hanan bin Yakub and Jamshed, who according to the police were involved in the recent killing of Special Police Officer Javed Dar in Pulwama. “The slain terrorists Hanan bin Yakub and Jamshed were recently involved in the killing of SPO Javed Dar in Pingalana, Pulwama on 2 October and an outside laborer from West Bengal in Pulwama on 24 September,” the police tweeted.

Kashmir Zone Police took to Twitter and wrote, “#Encounter has started at Drach area in #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

Informing about the second encounter, they wrote, “Second #encounter has started in Moolu area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

The development comes a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, addressed a rally in the Rajouri district of the Jammu region on Tuesday. He will address another rally in Baramulla in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

Earlier, the security forces had launched cordon and search operations in the Baskuchan Imamsahib area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. The security personnel killed a terrorist linked with the terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and trapped two others during the encounter.

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