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Two militants killed in Baramulla

india Updated: Jan 02, 2009 13:05 IST

Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, including a Pakistani national, were killed in a fierce gunbattle in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Friday.

The duo were killed in a nearly three-hour-long encounter at Botingoo village in Sopore area of North Kashmir Baramulla district last night, the sources said.

The encounter took place around 6 pm. When militants, hiding in a house of Rouf Ahmad Lone, opened fire on a joint search party of police and Army, the sources said, adding during the gunfight the house was completely razed.

Bodies of two hiding militants, identified as Bilal Ahmad Malla, a local militant, and his Pakistani associate Abu Bakhti, were recovered from the debris of the house today morning, the sources said.

Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the house, they added.