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17 Jul 2020 | 11:14 PM UTC

India: Security forces kill militants in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) July 18

Security forces kill three militants during operation in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) on July 18; further security operations expected over the near term

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Event

Indian security forces engaged several suspected militants in the Amshipora village in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) on Saturday morning, July 18, following a cordon and search operation. Police officials reported that three suspected Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed during a prolonged gunfight.

Further clashes between security forces and militants in Shopian district and across Jammu and Kashmir territory are expected over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir territory are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some foreign governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.

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