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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora after search operation turned into encounter

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in the forest area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said, taking the number of militants killed in the operation to two.

Army officials in Kashmir. Representational image. Reuters

Army officials in Kashmir. Representational image. Reuters

An Army official said while one militant was killed on Thursday, the body of another militant was recovered this morning. "Two militants have been killed in the Bandipora operation," the official said.

He said the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in forests of Sumlar area in north Kashmir on Thursday following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces' positions. The operation is underway, the official said.


Updated Date: Sep 21, 2018 11:07 AM

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