Encounter in J-K’s Shopian, two militants killed

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were on Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kutpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated.

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In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed, the official said.

He said their identification and group affiliation is being ascertained

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