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Two militants killed in encounter

Two unidentified militants were on Friday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir Baramulla district, officials said.

india Updated: May 27, 2011 14:20 IST

Two unidentified militants were on Friday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir Baramulla district, officials said.

A gunbattle broke out in Nowpora locality of Sopore town, 55 kms from Srinagar, after security forces came under fire from militants during a cordon and search operation, the officials said.

Two militants have been killed so far, they said, adding that the search operation was in progress when reports last came in.

This is third major success for security forces in as many days as six militants have been killed.

Two militants were killed in an encounter in Zachaldara area of Kupwara district on Wednesday followed by killing of two more ultras including the Divisional Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit in Keller area of Shopian district on Thursday.