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2 militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Two weapons were recovered from the encounter site. of the encounter

india Updated: Aug 03, 2017 08:29 IST
Abhishek Saha
Abhishek Saha
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir,Kulgam,Encounter
Paramilitary troopers stand guard during restrictions after Kashmiri separatists called for a one-day strike to protest a civilian killing in Srinagar on August 2, 2017. (AFP)

Two militants were killed by police and security forces during an encounter on Thursday morning in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Two weapons were recovered from the site of the encounter, an army spokesperson said.

One of the militants was involved in killing of five policemen and guards of a bank van, a police spokesperson said.

Militants had killed five policemen and two bank guards in an attack on a cash van in Phambai area of Kulgam in May.

The van was attacked when it was returning after dispensing cash to local bank branches.

The identity of the militants is being ascertained.

First Published: Aug 03, 2017 07:49 IST