J&K encounter
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Three militants were killed while two others were arrested in three separate encounters with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, Kupwara and Poonch areas on Tuesday.

While one terrorist was gunned down by security forces in Kupwara, another militant was killed in a separate encounter in Kupwara district.

According to reports, the army believes that 2-3 militants are still hiding in Kupwara. An encounter to flush out the remaining terrorists is underway.

Also, a Hizbul mujahideen militant Bilal was gunned down and two others were held in a joint operation by Police & Army in Jammu’s Poonch sector on today.

“We had received intelligence input about 2 terrorists who were seen in Pehlipora,Shopian(J&K),” commanding officer of 44RR, RS Bazaz said in statement.

“The terrorist gunned down was involved in terrorist initiated incidents. He was involved in killing of a sarpanch last year too.”

“One AK 56, huge cache of ammunition, magazine & some docs recovered from terrorist,” he added.