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8 terrorists killed in encounters in J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, two hardcore terrorists, including dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, were killed in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district today.

Sabzar was successor of slain Hizbul Mujhaideen commander Burhan wani who was killed last year. Security forces said, terrorists fired upon an Army patrolling party which triggered a brief encounter and there was a lull during the night.

In the morning, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, which is still underway. Tension has gripped south Kashmir as news of killing of Sabzar and other terrorist spread out.Mobile and other telecommunication services have been snapped in Tral and adjoining areas.

In another operation, six unidentified terrorists were killed by security forces foiling a major infiltration bid along the LoC in Rampur sector of Baramulla district. Troops repulsed an infiltration attempt by heavily-armed gunmen who were trying to sneak into this side of the LoC. Defence sources said, search and sanitization operation is underway.

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