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Six militants killed in Shopian encounter

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Anantnag: Six militants were killed in a fierce gunfight which erupted between militants and goverment forces in Batagund area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday in wee hours.

As per Reports  six militants were killed after a joint team of army’s 34RR, CRPF and SOG Shopian launched a cordon and search operation in Batagund.

A senior Police official confirmed to media that six militants have been killed while earlier four militant bodies were recovered. The officer said two more bodies have been found.

However officer said that identity of the slain militants are yet to be ascertained.

As per the sources all slain militants belong to Hizb and LeT including some Top commanders.

Reportedly the slain militants identified as LeT distt commander Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Hizb Distt Commander Abbas Ali, Hizb Dy chief Shopian Waseem [email protected], Omar Majeed Ganie, Khalid [email protected] Talha and one probably Pakistani militant.

Meanwhile restrictions imposed in Shopian and its adjoining areas due to law and order. Mobile internet service also snapped in district.

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