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Three Pakistani 'fidayeen' shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 24 Sep 2017 2:27 PM GMT

Three Pakistani fidayeen shot dead in J&K gunfight
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Srinagar: A major terror attack was averted after three Pakistani 'fidayeen' were shot dead in a gunfight in a forested area near the border town of Uri in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

"All three Pakistani fidayeen terrorists were killed in Uri area of Baramulla district," said a police officer said.

Director General of Police S.P. Vaid told reporters here that the slain militants had planned a major suicide strike and their elimination has averted a major attack.

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Security forces had launched an operation in Kaghi forest area of Uri tehsil on Sunday morning following specific information about a group of heavily-armed militants hiding there.

As the security forces tightened cordon around the area, the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering a gunfight.

Police, however, have not confirmed whether the slain militants had recently infiltrated into the Valley from Pakistan-administered Kashmir or had been operating here for some time.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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