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Three Terrorists Killed During Encounter in Kashmir's Budgam District

Army officials said no security personnel were injured in the incident. A heavy cache of arms and weapons have been recovered.

Mufti Islah | CNN-News18

Updated:July 12, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed on Wednesday morning during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.

"Three terrorists were killed this morning in the encounter," a police official said. The terrorists have been identified as Javed Ahmad Sheikh of Narbal, Aaquib of Goripora (Hyderpora) and Dawood of Zainakoot HMT. All three belong to Hizbul Mujahideen.

The officials said no security personnel were injured in the incident. A heavy cache of arms and weapons have been recovered.

The gunfight broke out in Radpug village of Mahagam area around 7.30 pm on Tuesday when the militants opened fire at a joint security team undertaking cordon and search operations in wake of the attack on the Amarnath pilgrims on Monday, a police official said.

The security team comprised personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), army's counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operations Group.

A CRPF official said that troopers of 176 Battalion were involved in the operation along with 2nd RR and SoG when the shootout broke out. “Three terrorists are trapped,” he added.

This comes a day after the Amarnath Yatra attack, where seven people were killed and 19 were injured when terrorists attacked a bus carrying the pilgrims in Batingu, near Anantnag.

| Edited by: Puja Menon
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