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Three Terrorists Killed in Budgam Encounter in Kashmir

Following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces had surrounded the village. "As they closed in on the hiding militants, the security forces were fired upon triggering the encounter," a police officer said.

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Updated:November 30, 2017, 1:36 PM IST
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Three Terrorists Killed in Budgam Encounter in Kashmir
File photo of encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir/Representative Image
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Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed in a gunfight between the security forces and militants on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, the Defence Ministry said.

"Three of the terrorists have been killed so far in a gunbattle in Futlipora village in Pakherpora area. The encounter is still on," said Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia.

Following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces had surrounded the village. "As they closed in on the hiding militants, the security forces were fired upon triggering the encounter," a police officer said.

A teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk. The mob attacked the army convoy carrying reinforcements to Futlipora village, the police officer said.

Sinar Ahmad, 15, was injured when the army resorted to aerial firing after the mob attack. Ahmad was shifted to hospital in Srinagar, he added.

Authorities have suspended Internet services in the district to prevent spread of rumours, he said.

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