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Jammu and Kashmir: Three terrorists killed in encounter in Pulwama district

Visuals from Panzgam village in Awantipora where an encounter had broken out. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 18, 2019, 06.32 AM (IST)

The security forces gunned down three terrorists on Saturday morning and one of the body was found in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district during the post counter search. The operation has now ended.

Among the two, one of them is believed to be Showkat Dar, a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander.

An AK-56 rifle, weapons and warlike stores were also recovered from the spot.

An encounter broke out in the wee hours of Saturday between terrorists and troops of 130 Battalion CRPF, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) in Panzgam village of Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.

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Two separate encounters took place between terrorists and security forces in Pulwama and Anantnag.

Earlier on Thursday, three terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pulwama district. The encounter also claimed the life of one army personnel and a civilian during the exchange of gunfire.

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An encounter broke out in the wee hours of Saturday between terrorists and troops of 130 Battalion CRPF, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) in Panzgam village of Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.