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3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

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Srinagar, Jul 18: Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Police said that on a specific input by 62 RR about presence of militants in village Amshipora area of District Shopian, an operation was launched by them in the said area.

During search operation, militants fired upon Army personnel and encounter started. Later on police and CRPF also joined, said the police.

Police said that during the encounter three unidentified militants were killed and their dead bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. However, the identification and affiliation of the killed militants is being ascertained.

“Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes,” police said.

The dead bodies of the killed militants have been sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA.

“In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla,” said police.

On Friday, three militants, a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), were killed in the adjoining Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

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