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5 Militants Killed in Encounters in Kashmir’s Budgam, Sopore

One para commando of the Indian Army was injured in a gunfight.

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Five militants were killed and a para commando of the Indian Army injured on Thursday in two separate encounters in Kashmir Valley.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that four terrorists – allegedly belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad – were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Futlipora. In another gunfight that erupted in north Kashmir Sagipora village of Sopore area in Baramulla, police said one militant has been killed so far while a para commando of the army was injured.

In the gunfight at Futlipora village, following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces had surrounded the village in Pakherpora area of Badgam district in the morning.

“As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, the security forces were fired upon triggering the encounter," a police officer said.

IGP Kashmir Munir Khan confirmed the details about the encounters.

  • Visuals from Budgam.

    (Photo: ANI)

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Mob Clash With the Army

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.

(With inputs from ANI)

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