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2 militants killed in Kashmir’s Baramulla district


Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

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The militants, believed to be foreigners, were killed after they were confronted by the security forces during a search operation at village Dursoo near Dangiwacha, 60 kms from here, a police officer said.

He said security forces launched a search operation in the village following specific information about presence of some militants.

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The militants opened fire on noticing the movement of security forces, triggering an encounter which left both the militants dead, the officer said.

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The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was awaited as the search operation in the village was still continuing, he said.