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16 Apr 2020 | 11:55 PM UTC

India: Ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir April 17

Militant fatality reported amid ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) April 17; avoid the area

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Event

At least one militant was killed in clashes with security forces in Shopian district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) on Friday, April 17. According to local media sources, a security operation was launched on Friday morning (local time) following reports of the presence of the militants in the area. The militants reportedly fired upon the security forces as they arrived in the area of Dairoo Keegam village. Security forces have cordoned off the area and are continuing search operations to locate the remaining militants present.

Similar clashes are possible the area 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.