- Title: Security forces kill three militants in Indian Kashmir
- Date: 24th August 2021
- Summary: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 24, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF ARMED SOLDIERS STANDING ON GUARD MILITARY VEHICLES NEAR ENCOUNTER SITE MILITARY VEHICLES AND SOLDIERS NEAR ENCOUNTER AREA ARMED SOLDIER STANDING ON GUARD VARIOUS OF MILITARY VEHICLES AND SOLDIERS MILITARY VEHICLES MOVING
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- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Sopore encounter gunfight insurgency militants
- Location: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERN2CSV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indian security forces killed three militants in the Sopore area of northern Jammu and Kashmir territory on Tuesday (August 24), said police.
According to local media reports, a search and cordon operation was laid out on Monday (August 23) in the Sopore area, following specific input of the presence of militants there.
The operation turned into a gun battle after militants reportedly fired at the security forces. Kashmir Zone Police tweeted on Tuesday that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the militants.
Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan. India accuses Pakistan of supporting militancy in the area. Pakistan denies the charge saying their support is only moral and not financial or logistical.
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