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Jammu and Kashmir: Four terrorists killed by security forces in Budgam

Jammu and Kashmir: Four terrorists killed by security forces in Budgam

The security forces on Thursday killed four terrorists in two separate encounters in Budgam and Sopore districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces on Thursday morning surrounded the Futlipora village.

In one of the encounters, at the Futlipora Pakharpora area in central Kashmir's Budgam, four Jaish militants - three from Pakistan and a local - were killed.

According to reports, a search operation was on in Omarabad locality of Sagipora village when this report was filed, to find militants who escaped from the gunfight site.

While the security forces were encircling a private house where militants were hiding, the latter opened fire at them, triggering encounter, the officials said.

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As the news spread, youth from neighbouring areas tried to march towards the encounter site, but were stopped from doing so by the forces.

He said that a teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk. He said the operation was still underway when reports last came in.

Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir Police Chief SP Vaid took to Twitter and wrote: "Today by the collective efforts of Jammu Kashmir Police, Indian Army, CRPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralization of more than 200 militants in the year of 2017 alone. In the four hour-long gunfight, three militants were killed and the house where from there were firing caught fire", army Brigadier, Harbir Singh told reporters at 12 sector RR headquarters at Balapur in Shopian today.

The administration has suspended Internet services in the district to prevent spreading of rumours. One of the militants has been killed near Sagipora village.

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