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Two terrorists, policeman killed in encounter in J&K

An encounter is going on in Anantnag district in south Kashmir in which two terrorists, reportedly affiliated to Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir, have been killed

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Srinagar: Two terrorists reportedly affiliated to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) and a policeman were killed while several civilians injured during an encounter between ultras and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

“Encounter at Khiram Srigufara on, two terrorists down, firing still continues. Unfortunate we lost one colleague of J&K Police,” Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid wrote on Twitter.

In another tweet, the DGP said the terrorists were reportedly from the ISJK.

“Terrorists reportedly affiliated to ISJK,” Vaid said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khiram in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir this morning after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the terrorists fired upon the forces, who retaliated

The gunfight was going on when last reports came in, the official said.

He said clashes broke out near the encounter site as a group of youth started pelting stones on the forces who are engaged in the operation.

Security forces used force on the protestors and several civilians have suffered injuries, the official said.

Meanwhile, Mobile Internet services were today snapped in three districts of Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital, as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The services have been barred in Srinagar, Anantnag and Pulwama districts of the valley, a police official said.

He said the decision to suspend the services has been taken as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

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