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J&K: Two militants killed in police encounter

Two unidentified militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said.

india Updated: May 10, 2012 13:09 IST

Two unidentified militants were killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said.

"Two militants were killed during an anti-insurgency operation in Uri area," senior superintendent of police Baramulla Anand Jain told PTI.

The police is trying to ascertain the identity and group affiliation of the two slain militants, he said.

Police and army troops launched a joint operation in Choun village of Uri on Thursday morning following specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

As the security forces were closing in on the location of the militants, the ultras opened fire following which the security forces retaliated, resulting in the death of the two militants, they said.