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Army soldiers take positions during an encounter with the militants at Lawaypora, near Srinagar. Two militants and a CRPF jawan were killed in the encounter and one militant was arrested alive in injured condition.

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Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police and CRPF personnel during an encounter with the militants at Lawaypora, near Srinagar. Two militants and a CRPF jawan were killed in the encounter and one militant was arrested alive in injured condition.

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Army personnel stand guard during a search and cordon operation at Khrew area of Pulwama district. SPO Shahbaz Ahmad was killed on the spot while a jawan injured during the gunfight, succumbed to the injuries later.

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Police officers carry the coffin of their slain colleague Shahbaaz Ahmad in Srinagar. Ahmad was killed on Tuesday during a gun-battle with suspected rebels.

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Army soldiers during an encounter in which top three miltant commanders were killed, at Wani in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) members visit the encounter site where yesterday police shot dead four accused involved in the rape-and-murder case of a woman veterinarian, at Shamshabad in Hyderabad

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A display of fireworks set by people commending the Hyderabad Police for its action against the four accused in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian, in Ajmer.

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Commuters travelling on the bridge under which the veterinarian doctor was burnt, display thumbs up sign commending the Hyderabad Police for its action against the four accused in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian, in Hyderabad.

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Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, who carried out the "encounter" of the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder case, addresses the media, in Hyderabad.

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A local youth holds a placard commending the Hyderabad Police for its strong action against the four accused in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian, in Jammu.

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Women celebrate and commend the Hyderabad Police for its strong action against the four accused in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian, in Hubballi. The Telangana Police said its personnel resorted to "retaliatory" firing after two of the accused opened fire at police after snatching weapons from them this morning.

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Security personnel stand guard the area where four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were shot dead by police, at Shadnagar of Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad.

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People raise slogans in favour of Hyderabad police at the encounter site, where four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were shot dead by police, at Shadnagar of Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad.

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People shower flower petals and raise slogans in favour of police at the encounter site, where the four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were shot dead by police, at Shadnagar of Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad.

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People shower flower petals on cops at the site where the four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were shot dead by police, at Shadnagar of Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad.

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People raise slogans in favour of police at the encounter site, where four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were killed in an exchange of fire with police, at Shadnagar of Ranga Reddy district in Hyderabad.

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People shout slogans in favor of police and cheer them while gathering near the place where rape accused were shot in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad.

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Policemen stand guard the area where rape accused were shot in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad.

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Policemen stand guard the area where rape accused were shot on the outskirts of Chattanpally in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad.

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People throw flower petals on the policemen guarding the area where rape accused were shot, in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad.

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People throw flower petals on the Indian policemen guarding the area where rape accused were shot, in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad. A police official says four men accused of raping and killing a woman in southern India have been fatally shot by police.

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Police at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Police at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Police at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Police at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Police at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Paramilitary soldiers patrol near the site of a gunbattle in Bijbehara, south of Srinagar. Police officer Parvaiz Ahmed said security forces killed three militants in an exchange of gunfire in southern Kashmir, following intelligence that a group of militants was hiding in Bijbehara town.

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Yadav community members burn an effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in Bhopal. The Jhansi Police last week had said an "illegal sand miner", Pushpendra Yadav, was killed on the night intervening October 5 and 6 in an encounter, hours after he had fired at a police team led by Moth police station's SHO Dharmendra Singh Chauhan.

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Inconsolable family members of Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ) jawan Akhilesh Ram, who was killed by Maoist in an encounter at Dakapidih forest in Khunti district, during a tribute paying ceremony in Ranchi.

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Senior police officers pay tribute to the two Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ) jawans Akhilesh Ram and Khanjan Kumar Mahto, who were killed in an encounter with Maoists in Dakapidih forest of Khunti district, during a ceremony at Jharkhand Jaguar headquarters, in Ranchi

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A Jharkhand Jaguar force jawan during a search operation following an encounter with alleged Maoists, at Dakapidih forest under Dasam fall area of Khunti district. Two Jharkhand police personnel were killed in the encounter.

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Naik Rajendra Singh who got killed in the encounter with the terrorists at Batote in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint rescue operation by Police, Army and CRPF, three terrorists were killed.

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Security forces personnel after an encounter with the terrorists at Batote in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint rescue operation by Police, Army and CRPF, three terrorists were killed while one army personnel is martyred and two policemen have received injuries.

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Security forces personnel celebrate after an encounter with the terrorists at Batote in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint rescue operation by Police, Army and CRPF, three terrorists were killed while one army personnel is martyred and two policemen have received injuries.

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Army, CRPF and Police jawans after an encounter with the terrorists at Batote in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint rescue operation by Police, Army and CRPF, three terrorists have been killed while one army personnel is martyred and two policemen have received injuries.

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Army jawans during an encounter with the terrorists at Batote in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint rescue operation by Police, Army and CRPF, three terrorists have been killed while one army personnel is martyred and two policemen have received injuries.

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Indian Army's General Officer Commanding for the Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon, center, speaks as Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, right, and Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) operation Zulfiqar Hassan sit by his side during a joint press conference in Srinagar. A soldier was killed during a gunbattle with rebels in Kashmir as residents panicked over reports of governments deployment of thousands of more soldiers to the region.

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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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Army soldiers during an encounter at Bijbehara in Anantnag district.

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Army soldiers during an encounter at Bijbehara in Anantnag district. Two militants including a self-styled 'commander' of Jaish-e-Mohammad, who was a co-conspirator in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, were killed in the encounter.

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Army soldiers move towards the site of an encounter, in which one militant was killed, in Kanipora on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Army Chief Bipin Rawat pays tributes to Major Ketan Sharma after his mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Major Ketan Sharma after his mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam, in New Delhi

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Army personel carry the coffin of slain Army officer Major Ketan Sharma after it was brought at AFS Palam, in New Delhi. Major Sharma was killed Monday while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

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Army soldiers cordon off the area near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in which one army Major and one militant were killed, at Achabal in Anantnag.

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Locals inspect the damaged houses where four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including two Special Police officer's (SPO's) who escaped with service rifles and joined JeM ranks yesterday, were hiding during an encounter in which they were killed, at Panjran Litter area in Pulwama.

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A civilian, who was injured during clashes near Kulgam encounter site, being shifted to SMHS hospital, in Srinagar.

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A civilian, who was injured during clashes near Kulgam encounter site, being shifted to SMHS hospital, in Srinagar.

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Villagers at the house where Musa was shot dead.

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Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) jawans with Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) inspect the site of landmine blasts triggered by Naxals during an encounter with the security forces, at Hundhada in Saraikela-Kharsawan district.

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Police officers collect evidence from a site of a gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. Police in Ampara showed The Associated Press the explosives, chemicals and Islamic State flag they recovered from the site of one security force raid in the region as Sri Lanka's Catholics celebrated at televised Mass in the safety of their homes.

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Sri Lankan police and army soldiers secure the site after an explosion and a gunbattle in Kalmunai, in eastern Sri Lanka

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A Sri Lankan girl is taken to a hospital after she was found at the site of an explosion and a gunbattle in Kalmunai, eastern Sri Lanka,. Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans seen at the site after an encounter between Maoists and CRPF troops in Girdih district of Jharkhand.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers and jawan carry the coffin of their colleague Bishwajit Chouhan who was killed in an encounter with the Maoists, at a ceremony at 133 CRPF battalion headquarter in Ranchi

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Children walk on the debris of a house destroyed during a gunbattle between militants and security forces, at Hajin area of Bandipora district of North Kashmir. Two LeT militants and a minor boy Aatif Ahmad held hostage by ultras were killed in the encounter.

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Villagers attend the funeral procession of a minor boy Aatif Ahmad, who was killed while being held hostage by two alleged LeT militants, during a gunbattle with security forces at Hajin area of District Bandipora of North Kashmir.

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Villagers attend the funeral prayers of a minor boy Aatif Ahmad, who was killed while being held hostage by two alleged LeT militants, during a gunbattle with security forces at Hajin area of District Bandipora of North Kashmir.

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Villagers inspect a destroyed house after a gunbattle between security forces and militants at Pinglish area of Tral in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

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Villagers walk past the debris of a destroyed house after a gunbattle between security forces and militants at Pinglish area of Tral in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. According to the officials, the mastermind of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel had died, has been killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Tral area.

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Houses destroyed in the March 5 Tral encounter

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A woman comforts a wailing relative after his house was destroyed in a gunbattle in Tral village, south of Srinagar.

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People salvage carpet flooring from a house destroyed in a gunbattle in Tral village, south of Srinagar.

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People dismantle a portion of a house destroyed in a gunbattle in Tral village, south of Srinagar. Two suspected rebels were killed in a gunbattle with forces in Kashmir, police said.

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Destruction is after fights between militants and Somalia government soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Somali soldiers stand guard at a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia. Police say a nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital has ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed. More than 20 are dead with the number expected to climb as hospitals report more than 50 wounded, many in critical condition. The attack comes after a flurry of U.S. airstrikes against the al-Qaida-linked extremist group, the deadliest Islamic extremist organization in Africa.

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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik pays tribute to police officer Aman Thakur during a wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu. Thakur was killed in a gunfight in Turigam area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday.

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Army personnel and people gather around the mortal remains of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who lost his life in Pulwama encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, to pay their last respects to him ahead of his funeral, in Dehradun.

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Senior police and civil officers pay tribute to head constable Abdul Rashid, who was killed in an encounter with militants, at Pinglan in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. Three Jaish terrorists, four Army personnel, including a Major, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the encounter today.

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Protesters clash with police men amid tear gas smoke near the site of a gun battle in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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An army armored vehicle rushes towards the site of a gun battle in Pulwama, south of Srinagar. Tensions continued to rise in the aftermath of a suicide attack in Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as soldiers scoured the area for militants.

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Flames and smoke billows from a residential building where militants are suspected to have taken refuge during a gun battle in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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Flames and smoke billows from residential buildings where militants are suspected to have taken refuge during a gun battle in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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Vehicles belonging to policemen are seen as flames and smoke billows from a residential building where militants are suspected to have taken refuge during a gun battle in Pulwama, south of Srinagar. Tensions continued to rise in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for militants.

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Army soldiers move towards the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in Ratnipora area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

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Army soldiers near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in Ratnipora area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

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Army soldiers near the site of an encounter in which top five Hizbul Mujahideen militants including Ph.D. Scholar-turned-Commander Wasem Rather were killed, at Kellam Devsar in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

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Army personnel take positions during a search operation near the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The operation was launched after army noticed some suspicious movements.

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A team of CRPF's 209 Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) battalion during a search operation after an encounter with Naxalites along the border of Khunti and West Singhbhum districts. At least five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with security forces near the Rotkatoli village under Bari police station at 6:20 AM.

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Brother of slain SG Constable Parvez Ahmad cries as he lays a wreath on the latter's coffin during a wreath-laying ceremony at District Police Lines, in Srinagar, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. According to the officials, Ahmad was killed and five other security forces personnel were injured during an encounter in the Batamaloo area following which two ultras were arrested.

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Rajendra Jeerawala, owner of a farm house in Gujarat who, according to CBI, facilitated the illegal detention, leaves the special CBI court after he was acquitted, in Mumbai.

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People inspect the damaged residential houses after an encounter between security forces and militants at Mujagund on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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People inspect the damaged residential houses after an encounter between security forces and militants at Mujagund on the outskirts of Srinagar. Three suspected militants were killed in the 18-hour-long gunbattle.

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Villagers gather outside houses damaged in a gunbattle between soldiers and suspected militants in Chattergam area of Budgham in Srinagar.

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Villagers salvage a house damaged in a gunbattle between soldiers and suspected militants in Chattergam area of Budgham in Srinagar. Police say they have killed an alleged Pakistani militant accused in the death of a prominent journalist.

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A paramilitary soldier takes cover behind an armored vehicle during clashes with Kashmiri protester near the site of a gunbattle in Chattergam area of Budgham, in Srinagar. Police say they have killed an alleged Pakistani militant accused in the death of a prominent journalist.

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Army soldiers arrive to take positions near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter at Bijbhera area of Anantnag district.

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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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People inspect a damaged house after a gunbattle between suspected militants and security foces in Srinagar.

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People inspect a damaged house after a gunbattle between suspected militants and security foces in Srinagar.

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A man shows bullet shells found after a gunbattle between security forces and suspected militants in Srinagar.

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People clearing debris from the damaged house where militants were hiding during an encounter, at Kulgam district of South Kashmir.

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A youth shows empty bullets collected from debris of the damaged house where militants were hiding during an encounter, at Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Seven people were killed when blast went off while they were clearing debris from the damaged house, seven civilians and three militants were killed in the encounter.

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Security officers stands guard as firefighters douse a fire in a house where suspected militants were hiding during a gunbattle with government forces in Srinagar.

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The site of the Aligarh encounter that took place on September 20.

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Police on October 2 ­reconstructed the sequence of events leading to Vivek Tiwari’s death

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Army soldiers shows victory sign after an encounter near a mosque where militants were hiding during an encounter at Panzan Chadoora area of Budgam district near Srinagar.

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Security forces position themselves near the mosque where militants were hiding during an encounter, at Panzan Chadoora area of Budgam district near Srinagar. Five persons, including three militants, were killed in three separate incidents.

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