Two terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

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India News: SRINAGAR: Two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, including a cop-turned-terrorist were killed in an encounter in Check-i-Sidique Khan area of.
SRINAGAR: Two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, including a cop-turned-terrorist were killed in an encounter in Check-i-Sidique Khan area of South Kashmir Shopian district on the intervening night of July 18-19.

IG police, Kashmir range said that the encounter started after a cordon and search operation was carried out by a joint team of Police, 34RR and 178 BN CRPF in the suspected area following the inputs about the presence of terrorists.

It was further said that during the searches by forces, the holed up terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which retaliated leading to an encounter.

The slain terrorists were affiliated to LeT. Their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. "They were identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, resident of Haff Shirmal in Shopian. Majid Iqbal Bhat, resident of Malibagh Imamsahab, Shopian was a 'commander' of the outfit," the officials said.

Slain terrorist Ishfaq Ahmad Dar was active since 2017, said police; he was very instrumental in planning and…
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