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Srinagar: Shujaat Bukhari's Murderer Shot Dead In Budgam's Gunfight

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| November 28 , 2018 , 12:23 IST

Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district.

Killed militants included Naveed Jatt who was involved in the murder of Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Security forces had started a cordon and search operation at Kuthpora village after receiving specific information about militants presence.

As the security forces were closing in on the hiding terrorists, they started the encounter by firing, a police officer said.

Jammu and Kashmir police had earlier tweeted, “exchange of fire between security forces & #terrorists at Kuthpora #Budgam. Information is preliminary in nature.”

Mobile and internet service have been suspended in the area. Train service remained suspended for the second consecutive day because of security reasons in Kashmir valley.

Hundreds of passenger who arrived at different railway stations were disappointed after they were informed that all trains have been suspended today.

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On Tuesday, three militants were killed and an army soldier was martyred in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral and Kulgam district.

A sub-inspector and a constable of the Central Reserve Police Force were also injured in the encounter in Redwani village after the security forces surrounded it on receiving specific information that two to three terrorists were present.