Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam in encounter with security forces
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained, an official said, adding that preliminary investigation suggests that one of them was a foreigner
Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed by security forces in an encounter that broke out on Tuesday night in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Moachwah in Chadoora area of Budgam district around 7 pm on Tuesday following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter around 9 pm after militants opened fire at security forces positions.
Two militants were killed in the gunbattle, which lasted nearly four hours.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained, the official said, adding preliminary investigation suggests that one of the slain ultras was a foreigner.
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