Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: Three terrorists were killed by security forces in an encounter in Anantnag, while militants killed a migrant labourer and an apple trader in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir.

The officials said that the militants were in the early 20s and had recently joined Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

According to police, the encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag after they received inputs that some militants were hiding in the region.

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“A police team, along with other security forces, launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area. It had a pinpointed information where the three militants were holed up,” an official said.

Meanwhile, two civilians -- an apple trader from Punjab and labour from Chhattisgarh -- were killed by militants in the Valley, making it the third killing of a person from outside the state in three days.

According to reports, militants opened fire on the apple trader, Charanjeet Singh at Trenz village in Shopian at around 7:30 pm. He was shifted to the District Hospital in Pulwama where he succumbed to his injuries.

While in another incident in a migrant labourer from Chhattisgarh, Sethi Kumar Sagar was shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama. The labour was a resident of Besoli area of Chhattisgarh. He was killed by terrorists when he was walking with another civilian near Kakpora railway station.


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After the incident, the police said that they have cordoned the area and searches are going on to track down the killers. 

This comes two days after terrorists killed a driver of a Rajasthan truck and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The police suspect that there were two terrorists involved in the incident of which one was a Pakistani national.   

Meanwhile, the administration in Jammu and Kashmir has restored post-paid mobile communication which were blocked since August 5 after the government ended the special status of the state and bifurcated it into two union territories.

The decision to restore postpaid services came after Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed the situation in the state and ordered the administration to restore services with immediate effect.


(With agency inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma