Security forces eliminate 5 militants in Kashmir in last 24 yrs

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Srinagar, March 22: The security forces gunned down five militants in separate encounters conducted in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Friday March 22, two terrorists were reported to be killed in an encounter launched in the Kandi Kreeri area of Baramulla district, injuring three security personnel.

Another militant was killed in an encounter in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian district, after rampant firing from both the sides.

According to officials, two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped inside a house in Shopian.

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) miltants were killed in another encounter conducted in the Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. One militant killed in the district’s Hajin area was identified as Pakistan-based LeT commander Ali Bhai.

According to a PTI report, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in south Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

On March 21, the security forces carried out a search operation after some militants in the Bandipora area were suspected of holding people hostage inside a house.

Initially six people were found trapped inside the house. A 10-year-old boy was among the hostages held at gunpoint by the militants.

Later on the day, there was a ceasefire violation at the Line of Control in Nowshera and Sunderbani, J&K.

Grenades were hurled on the police officials in Sapore. The police said that there were no reports of any militant casualties in this gun battle so far.

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