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3 militants, J&K policeman killed in encounters in Budgam, Shopian

One policeman was also injured in the gunbattle that ensued after militants opened fire during a cordon and search operation at Zanigam village in Budgam district.

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Srinagar: Three unidentified militants and a policeman 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.

Also read: Soldier killed, 3 injured in IED explosion in J&K’s Kulgam


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