Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in Pulwama district in encounter; security forces recover arms and ammunitions

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, police said.

According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area.

 Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in Pulwama district in encounter; security forces recover arms and ammunitions

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As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, he said.

"Two militants have been killed in the Awantipora operation," the official said, adding the bodies along with arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site.

The identity and affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, the official said.

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Updated Date: Jun 14, 2019 13:06:51 IST