JAMMU: Two Hizb-ul Mujahideen militants, one of them a self-styled district commander, were killed in a gun-battle with security forces in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Sunday.

On a tip-off that some militants were hiding in the Khour belt at Mahore, troops and the police launched a search-and-cordon operation in the area on Saturday evening.

The militants opened fire as the security forces zeroed in on them, triggering a gun battle, in which the two militants were killed and a policeman was injured. — PTI

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