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    The Kashmir Valley in India has been a disputed territory between India and Pakistan since 1947. The predominantly Muslim region is often a hotspot of terror activities. Indian government data suggests that in 2021 alone, at least 50 terrorists have been killed in 36 encounters in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

    Two policemen and a civilian were killed in Kashmir's Sopore district on Saturday after unidentified militants opened fire on a patrolling police party, Indian media reported.

    Footage from the scene shows the chaos that unfolded in the region as security reinforcements rushed to the spot. Against the backdrop of siren sounds, an ambulance can be seen taking the wounded to hospital.

    No further information on the incident has been provided so far, but more casualties are feared.

    ​The incident happened a day after checkpoints of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Indian Army were attacked by unidentified assailants in the Shopian district in the Kashmir Valley.

    According to Jammu and Kashmir police, a total of 221 terrorists were killed in over 100 encounters with India's security forces in 2020.

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