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Kashmir: Terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter

Sept. 17, 2020, 8:46 a.m.

Srinagar: One unidentified terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter at Batamaloo in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after security forces laid a cordon and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

“One unidentified terrorist killed in an encounter at Batamaloo area of Srinagar. The police and the CRPF are in search of other terrorists too,” police said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on the line of control (LoC) on Thursday to violate ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch district.

Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman said, “At about 6.45 a.m. on Thursday Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar sectors of Poonch district. Indian army retaliates befittingly.”

Pakistan has been violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999 with impunity since the beginning of this year.

24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in more than 3186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January this year.

(IANS)

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