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2 militants, 2 civilians killed in disputed Kashmir

Security forces in Jammu & Kashmir have achieved yet another major success in their fight against terrorism after a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in Anantnag district today.Police in disputed Kashmir say that the militants were involved in the killing of six policemen last month. While the second casualty Shadab Ahmad Chopan, 21, was allegedly killed by the security forces who were taking action against protesters near the encounter site.The security forces including Army, the J&K Police’s counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) and the CRPF laid siege to the village following receiving information about the presence of militants, the police sources said.After a brief exchange of fire, militants took refuge inside a home where civilians, including women, were also trapped, Khan said.The police have also seized a large cache of arms and ammunition from the site where the militants were killed.”Some militants are still holed-up in the house”.According to Greater Kashmir, local residents marched towards the site of the encounter to help the terrorists – who were hiding inside a building – escape the cordon triggering clashes that left dozens of people injured.Meanwhile, separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for shutdown tomorrow against killing of two civilians and two LeT militants during encounter at Dialgam.A woman civilian, identified as Tahira, was killed in the incident.A woman has been killed and several other people were injured during anti-India protests and clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir.”Bashir Lakshari and three terrorists are trapped in the security forces cordon in village Brenti in Anantnag“. However, some militants are holed up in the house.When confronted by security forces, the coward terrorists used civilians as human shields. The officials said that the mobile internet services were withdrawn to prevent the spreading of rumours by anti social elements through social media.