Jammu and Kashmir: SPO, three militants killed in separate encounters in Budgam, Shopian

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village in the Beerwah area of Budgam district following a tip about the presence of militants

Press Trust of India February 19, 2021 12:08:32 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: SPO, three militants killed in separate encounters in Budgam, Shopian

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Srinagar: Three unidentified militants and a Special Police Officer (SPO) were killed in two separate encounters in Budgam and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village in the Beerwah area of Budgam district following information about the presence of militants there, the officials said.

They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces' positions.

Two policemen were injured in the gunbattle. They were rushed to a hospital here for treatment but one of them succumbed, the officials said.

In another encounter at Badigam in Shopian district, three militants were killed by security forces, they said.

The officials said identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras is being ascertained.

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