Covid-19:- 775 deaths, 24506 cases-India

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The number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached to 24506 with 1429 new cases in last 24 hours among which 18668  are active and 5063 have recovered and 775 deaths. Maharashtra leads the tally with 6817 positive cases, 5676 active, 840 recovery and 301 deaths followed by Gujrat with 2815 positive cases, 2423 active, 265  recoveredand 127 deaths. Jammu and Kashmir has 454 positive cases with 340 active, 109 recovered and 6 deaths.

3 militants killed in Anantnag encounter

Police on Monday claimed to have killed three militants in an overnight gunfight at Hakoora area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
 

Official sources told news agency GNS that a joint team of SOG, army, and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hakoora village last night at around 12:30 am._*

*_Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anantnag Altaf Khan told news agency GNS that the operation was launched based on the specific inputs about the presence of some militants inside a residential house._*

*_As the searches were intensified, some warning shots were fired towards the suspected spot, the group of militants comprising of three members tried to break the cordon and opened fire upon the joint team, SSP said._*

*_The fire was responded triggering off a brief exchange of the gunfight, SSP said, adding that the trio was killed in the retaliatory action._*

*_“The bodies of the trio were recovered along with as many assault rifles,” he said, adding that the deceased belonged to Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen and Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit._*

*_The officer identified two among the three slain militants as Mohd Esha Fazli @ Esha Roohula of Soura Srinagar and Syed Owais Shafi of Violoo, Kokernag. “The identity of the third militant is yet to be ascertained”.

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