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07 Oct 2020 | 03:25 AM UTC

India: Security forces kill militants in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) October 7

India News Alert

Security forces kill at least two militants during operation in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) October 7; further security operations expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Calcutta). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

Indian security forces engaged several suspected militants in the Zainapora area of Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) on Wednesday morning, October 7, following a cordon and search operation. Police officials report that two militants were killed during a prolonged gunfight in Sugan village.

Further clashes between security forces and militants in Shopian district and across Jammu and Kashmir territory are possible over the near term.

Advice

Those 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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