5 J&K terrorists killed amid spate of attacks
Hindustan Times|October 13, 2021
Five terrorists were killed in two separate gun battles with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday amid intensified counter-insurgency operations after a series of targeted attacks left seven civilians dead this month.

NEW DELHI: One of the five was involved in the killing of a street vendor in Srinagar, police said.

The gunfights came a day after five Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in an encounter in the region. The latest casualties are the worst security forces have suffered in anti-insurgency operations in J&K this year.

On Tuesday, a gunfight broke out following a raid by soldiers and police in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian, the police said. Security forces cordoned off the area late on Monday and firing began after the terrorists refused to surrender, they said. Three militants were killed early in the day. In another incident, two terrorists were killed at an apple orchard during an operation in Feeripora in southern Shopian district, according to the police.

Several operations have been launched across Kashmir since the civilian killings. The police said two of the terrorists

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