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Sopore encounter: 3 militants killed

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'101 militants killed in Kashmir division this year'

Baramulla: Three militant have been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Pethseer village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army 52 RR and CRPF 177,179 and 92 cordoned off the village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants fired at the security forces that was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

He said that in the ensuing gunfight three militants have been killed so far, while search operation in the area is going on.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of police, Vijay Kumar has said that by the collective efforts of police, Army and CRPF and the people of Kashmir, today they have neutralised around 101 militants in the ensuing year in Kashmir division itself.

“Today, by the collective efforts of @JmuKmrPolice, @ChinarcorpsIA, @crpfindia and people of #Kashmir have led to #neutralisation of more than 100 #terrorists in the year of 2021 so far in Kashmir division: IGP Kashmir,” Kashmir zone police Tweeted.

Meanwhile, authorities have suspended train service between Srinagar and Baramulla junction, and mobile internet service has also been suspended in Sopore as a precautionary measure. (KNO)

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