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Three militants killed in Kashmir encounter

In a major success, security forces on Thursday killed three militants in an encounter in Lolab, 99 km from here, in Kupwara district and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition from them. The encounter in Putshai area erupted when the militants opened fire at security forces, who went there on receiving information about the presence of the ultras, an Army official said. Three militants were killed in the encounter, he said.

A Defence spokesman said the killing of the three militants is a “major blow” to militant outfits operating in the Valley.

“It is a major blow to the terrorist outfits that security forces today eliminated three-heavily armed terrorists without causing any collateral damage,” Defence spokesman Lt Col NN Joshi said.

He said a large quantity of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the militants which includes three AK 47 Rifles, three UBGL, 387 AK 47 rounds, 10 AK 47 magazines and three pouches.
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