One civilian among three terrorists killed in J&K, CRPF official injured

Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed by security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Batmaloo on Thursday (September 17). A Deputy Commandant of CRPF also suffered injuries during the encounter. A civilian also died during the exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists.

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Security forces are yet to reveal the identity of the dead terrorists. A search operation is still underway in the area.

IGP Jammu and Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “one unidentified terrorist has been killed one lady also lost life in Initial exchange of fire and a Deputy commandant of CRPF also received bullet wound and was shifted to the army hospital for treatment.”

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A police officer said a lady named Kausar was hit by a bullet and was immediately shifted to hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries. 

A police official said as the joint team cordoned the house where terrorists were hiding. The terrorists then opened fire on searching party, forcing the security forces to retaliate leading to encounter.

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On Wednesday (September 16), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had said that the terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced up to 54% since the abrogation of Article 370.

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