2 Militants Killed in Encounter in Jammu & Kashmir

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Security personnel during a search operation after two unidentified militants were killed in an overnight encounter with the security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Dec 26, 2020. — IANS

SRINAGAR — Two unidentified militants have been killed in an overnight encounter with the security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Saturday.

On Friday the gun battle began after security forces cordoned off the Kanigam area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about militant presence.

As the security forces zeroed in on the hideout, they came under a heavy volume of firing that triggered the encounter. Two soldiers were also reportedly injured in the gunbattle.

Police said search operation is going on in the area.

The encounter in Shopian came just a day after two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Kreeri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. — IANS

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