Three terrorists killed in encounter in Shopian, encounter underway in Kupwara

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Srinagar: At least three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Keller area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today.

The identities of the terrorists killed in the encounter are yet to be ascertained, officials informed.

According to sources, the gunfight started early this morning after terrorists opened fire at the security forces.

The ultras opened fire when a joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police was conducting searches to find our holed up militants.

Official sources said weapons were recovered from the encounter site.

The search operation is currently underway in the area, officials added.

Meanwhile, another encounter is taking place at Handwara in Kupwara district. The gunfight is taking place at Yaroo area in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir police said. The area is currently cordoned off.

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