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Army soldiers leave after an encounter with militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Two militants were killed in the gun-battle.

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Security personnel patrol at a "Safe Zone" set up by authorities for fruit dealers in Shopian district of South Kashmir. Authorities have set up "Safe Zones" for fruit dealers in Shopian district to procure and send the produce outside the state following recent attacks in which two traders were killed.

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National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in an open interaction with Jammu Kashmir Police Force, in Shopian.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with the locals while reviewing security situation in Shopian, J & K.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with the locals while reviewing security situation in Shopian, J & K.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with the locals while reviewing security situation in Shopian, J & K.

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National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in a group photo with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, in Shopian.

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Army soldiers near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in Shopian district. One army soldier was killed and another injured during the ongoing encounter.

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Army soldiers near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in Shopian district. One army soldier was killed and another injured during the ongoing encounter.

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The mortal remains of SPO Khushboo Jan, who was shot dead by militants at her home, in Shopian. The ultras shot Jan from close range at her home in Vehil in Shopian district Saturday afternoon, a police official said.

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People inspect a damaged house where four Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a soldier were killed during an encounter, at Shopian district of South Kashmir.

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A woman injured in Shopian encounter is treated at SMHS hospital, in Srinagar. According to the officials, four militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter between ultras and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Relatives mourn during funeral procession of SGCT police constable Nissar Ahmad Dhobi in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Nissar was killed along with two other SPOs after being abducted by the militants from their homes.

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Mother of slain SPO Kulwant Singh consoles his daughter and son in Shopian. Kulwant Singh and two other SPOs were kidnapped and killed by the militants.

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Police officers and relatives shoulder the coffin of the slain police constable Nissar Ahmad Dhobi after a wreath laying ceremony in Shopian. The militants had abducted three SPOs and killed them later.

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Village boys raise slogans as elders wait for funeral prayers for teenager, civilian Tamsheel Ahmad, who was killed during an encounter between security forces and militants, in Shopian district. Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed in the encounter while a civilian died and 20 others sustained injuries during clashes.

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A woman injured in the Shopian grenade blast, being shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment, in Srinagar. Fourteen civilians and four policemen were injured in the grenade blast at Batapora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir.

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People carry the body of Fayaz Ahmad Hamal, a local rebel, during his funeral procession in Srinagar. Troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Kashmir, officials said, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men in the disputed region.

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Injured being taken to the hospital in Srinagar, after five Hizbul Muzahideen militants killed in encounter and five civilian died during clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies in Shopian.

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People inspect a house, damaged during a gun battle, where suspected rebels were holed up, in Srinagar. Fierce clashes erupted when residents in solidarity with the rebels tried to march to the gunbattle site. A vehicle belonging to troops ran over and killed a man as protesters clashed with government forces, residents said.

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Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq raises slogans during a protest rally against the killing of a 17-year-old civilian Umar Kumar during clashes in Shopian near an encounter site, at Nowhatta in Srinagar.

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An injured student being taken for treatment after stone pelters attacked a school bus in Shopian district of South Kashmir.

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Houses caught fire during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian, of South Kashmir.

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Army soldier during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian, of South Kashmir.

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Army soldier take position behind trees during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian, of South Kashmir. 11 militants were gunned down in counter-insurgency operations in three different areas in South Kashmir in which three Army jawans and two civilians were also killed.

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People offering funeral prayers for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader Gowhar Hussain Bhat, who was allegedly killed by militants, during his funeral in Shopian district south of Srinagar.

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Mourners wailing at the funeral of police constable abdul Salaam at Chanch Marg in Shopian of South Kashmir.

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Women mourners attend the funeral of police constable abdul Salaam at Chanch Marg in Shopian of South Kashmir. One police man was killed and another injured in a militant attack at Rajpora in Pulwama District Yesterday.

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Security forces at a search operation in Shopian on May 4

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