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Two encounters break out in south Kashmir, terrorists trapped amid heavy firing

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Two encounters break out in south Kashmir, terrorists trapped amid heavy firing

New Delhi: Two encounters broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag between a joint team of police and security forces and terrorists at Hadipora area of Shopian and Semthena area located at Bijbehara Tehsil, on Saturday. According to reports, two to three terrorists are said to be trapped in the Hadipora area where heavy firing is re[portedly underway between both sides. More details are awaited.

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Earlier on April 9, at least seven terrorists, including terror outfit Ansar Ghazwatul Hind chief Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, were gunned down by security forces in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian and Pulwama districts. “Five terrorists have been killed in a Shopian operation, while two others were killed in the encounter at Nowbugh in Tral area of Pulwama district,” a police official said.

The Kashmir Zone Police had said that efforts were being made to get two terrorists hiding inside a mosque in Shopian after an overnight encounter to surrender. “Brother of holed up #terrorist & local Imamsahab sent inside mosque to persuade the #terrorists to come out & #surrender. Efforts are on to save the mosque,” the police said in a tweet.

As per police, the Ansar Ghazwatul Hind chief was trapped inside the mosque. “Chief of proscribed #terrorist outfit AGuH (JeM) trapped,” the tweet said. The encounter in Shopian town had broke out on April 8 evening.

In a separate incident, terrorists killed an Army jawan, who had come home on leave, in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. The ultras had shot Havaldar Salim outside his residence at Goriwan in Bijbehara area of the district, after which he was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the official said.

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