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J&K: 3 terrorists killed near LoC in Kupwara's Tangdhar sector

By Deepika

Srinagar, Aug 18: Three terrorists were killed near Line of Control in Tangdhar sector, Kupwara district on Saturday evening.

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"Militants were trying to infiltrate from across the LoC in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Three of them were killed," a police official said, adding a search operation was on in the area.

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP) S P Vaid also confirmed the killing of terrorists.

"Three terrorists killed by Army while infiltrating in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara today," Vaid tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector with unprovoked shelling. There was no loss of life, police said.

"Some mortar shells were fired by Pakistani forces on the Thajal-Chranda area of Uri (in north Kashmir's Baramulla district)," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain said.

One of the shells hit a washroom adjacent to a house in Thajal and damaged it, he said.

No loss of life has been reported, the SSP added.

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