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Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces in Shopian


ANI General News
An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Memander area of Shopain district in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Wednesday.
More details are awaited.
This comes a day after India carried out air strikes at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, eliminating a "large number" of terrorists, including top commanders, according to Foreign Secretary VijayGokhale.
The terror camp in a thick forest area atop a hill was led by Ustad Gauri, brother-in-law of JeM chief Masood Azhar, Gokhale said, making a statement before the media, hours after the air strikes using Mirage 2000 were carried out.
In retaliation, Pakistan reportedly violated ceasefire in a number of places along the LoC. Heavy shelling was also reported in the region.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 5:27 AM IST

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