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Jammu and Kashmir: 5 militants gunned down in Shopian's Kiloora village

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Srinagar, Aug 4:  Five terrorists have been killed in fresh firing in Shopian's Kiloora village on Saturday.  The operation concluded with the recovery of all five bodies of terrorists killed in the encounter. The encounter between security forces and terrorists started on Friday. 

4 militants gunned down in Shopians Killora village. Courtesy. ANI news

The four militants who have been killed today in the encounter have been identified as Arshad Ahmad Khan (LeT), Aijaz Ahmad Paul (AL Badr), Waqar Ahmed Sheikh (LeT), Umar Nazir Malik (LeT).

A body of one terrorist was recovered following an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the area on Friday. The body, which was recovered from the site of the encounter,  has been identified as a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, Umar Malik. An AK-47 rifle was recovered. 

DGP Jammu and Kashmir S P Vaid, said, "We had info that a group of terrorists are there in the area (Shopian's Killora village). J&K police, Army, CRPF cordoned the area. A terrorist was killed in the encounter last night. The firing was resumed today and bodies of 4 more terrorists were recovered. The operation called off."

S P Vaid tweeted, "4 more bodies of terrorists visible at encounter site kiloora Shopian taking the total to 5 terrorists killed."

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