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Two militants killed in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Army personnel take position during an encounter in Kulgam district in south Kashmir. File photo

Army personnel take position during an encounter in Kulgam district in south Kashmir. File photo   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

The encounter took place at Khud village in Hanjipora area, a police spokesman said

Two unidentified militants were gunned down in an operation in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, the police said on Monday.

In the intervening night of May 24-25, the Kulgam police, the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF’s 18 Battalion at Khud Hanjipora launched an operation on a specific input, a police spokesman said.

“During the search operation, terrorists fired on the joint search party. In the ensuing encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed and their bodies retrieved. Their identification and affiliation are being ascertained”, said the spokesman.

Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the encounter site. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes, the police said.

Mobile Internet was snapped in the district as a precautionary measure, an official said.

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