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Kashmir: Four militants, including a Pakistani, killed in encounters

Srinagar: Security forces shot dead four militants including a Pakistani in the different overnight encounters in Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

A militant had also been arrested during one of these encounters.

The gunfights took place in Pulwama, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts of Kashmir.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said security forces had launched joint operations at four to five locations on Friday night and two militants each belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in the gunfights.

“So far 2 terrorists of JeM including 01 #Pakistani killed in #Pulwama, 1 terrorist of LeT killed each in #Ganderbal & #Handwara. Encounters over in Handwara & Pulwama. Also arrested 01 terrorist alive,” the IGP Kashmir was quoted in a police tweet.

The first encounter broke out at Chewakalan area of Zadoora, Pulwama on Friday evening in which two militants of Jaish were killed.

The other two encounters broke out at Ganderbal in central Kashmir and Rajwar forests of Handwara in Kupwara district.

Police said one militant each of Lashkar have been killed in these two encounters.

The encounters are taking place at a time when security forces have stepped up anti-militancy operations across Kashmir after the targeted killings.

On Friday evening, a Sarpanch was shot dead by militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam.

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India Blooms News Service

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