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Telangana man among 3 militants killed in J&K encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A 26-year-old man hailing fromBhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana, who was allegedlyradicalised into the Islamic State ideology, was killed in an encounter with security forces inAnantnag district of and on March 12, police said.

"It is learnt that MD Toufeeq, a native of died in an encounter with security forces on the intervening night of March 11-12 inHakura area of district along with two other Kashmiri militants," a release from police said tonight.

He (Toufeeq)was radicalised into the Islamic State ideology through and went to to participate in terrorist activities of ISIS, according to the release.

It clarified that he was not wanted in any of the criminal cases in However, further details were being verified, it added.

A had earlier said during an anti-militancy operation launched during late night of March 11that continued till pre-dawn of the next day, three militants were killed by security forces.

Two ofthe slain militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of and of in Anantnag, while the identity of the third militant was being ascertained.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 23:15 IST