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12 Jul 2020 | 05:15 PM UTC

India: Security forces kill three militants in Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir territory) July 12

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Security forces kill three militants during operation in Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir territory) on July 12; further security operation possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India, India


Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore (Baramulla district; Jammu and Kashmir territory) on Sunday, July 12. Clashes erupted during an operation in the Reban area of Sopore on Sunday morning (local time). A joint security force cordoned off the area and fighting between the two lasted into the afternoon, resulting in three militants being killed and weapons and ammunition being seized. Further security operations are expected in the area over the near term and subsequent clashes are possible. 


Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir territory are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. Some foreign governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.


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