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Militants killed in military operation in Shopian identified: Police

Aamir Hussain Ganai’s cousin displays a phone with Amir's picture. Amir was killed in a military operation along with two other militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Shopian: Three militants were killed in a military operation in Check-e-Cholan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Wednesday.

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on a specific input generated by police regarding the presence of militants in village Check Cholan area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178Bn CRPF in the area.

“During the search operation, as the presence of militants got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; however they fired indiscriminately at the joint search party which retaliated leading to an encounter,” the police spokesman said.

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