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Schools, colleges shut in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore after security forces gun down two militants; curb on mobile internet services

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore.

Police said they were killed in Nowpora village in Tujjar area. "Searches are still going on in the area," a police officer said. Authorities had closed educational institutions and suspended mobile internet services in Sopore town earlier in the day after the exchange of firing began.

Soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip-off about the presence of militants there. The militants fired at the security forces, triggering the gunfight.


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Updated Date: Sep 25, 2018 14:39:23 IST