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J-K: Security forces nab terrorist after he fires at them in Budgam

DNA Friday, 16 October 2020 ()
A joint team of security forces have held a terrorists during an encounter along with an AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition in the Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district.
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News video: Watch: One terrorist killed during encounter in J&K’s Anantnag

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One terrorist has been eliminated by security forces during an encounter in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter started when terrorists fired at a search party that had launched a cordon and search operation after input about presence of terrorists in the area. Security forces then fired back...

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