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Shopian Encounter: AGuH Chief Trapped, 3 Terrorists Gunned Down

Srinagar: Proscribed terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’s (AGuH) chief has been trapped in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district in which three unidentified terrorists have been killed on Thursday, officials said

“Chief of proscribed terrorist outfit AGuH (JeM) trapped in the Shopian encounter. Operation is going on,” a police official said.

The firefight between the terrorists and the security forces broke out after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists there.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Baba Mohalla following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

Militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. A security personnel sustained injuries in the initial firing, the official said.

Three militants were killed in the retaliatory firing by the security forces, he said, adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained.

A security force personnel was injured in the encounter, police said.

(With Agency Inputs)

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