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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight


Shopian: Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter that raged between security forces and militants in Dangam village of Harmain belt in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two unidentified militants have been killed, stating that their identity is being ascertained. He said the operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. A police officer said that the operation may last till tomorrow morning given the dark. “We have installed lights and tightened cordon layers to ensure the remaining militants don’t flee,” he said, adding that hiding militants, (if any), are repeatedly being asked to surrender—(KNO)

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