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2 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Budgam

At least two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam, police claimed on Wednesday.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2019 08:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Army soldiers near the site of encounter at the Ratnipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 12, 2019.  At least two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam, police claimed on Wednesday.
Army soldiers near the site of encounter at the Ratnipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 12, 2019. At least two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam, police claimed on Wednesday. (HT File Photo)
         

At least two militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam, police said on Wednesday, in the third encounter in three days in which eight ultras have been targeted.

Officials said the identities and affiliations of the killed militants are yet to be ascertained.

Police said a cordon and search operation was launched late on Tuesday night by the state police and the Indian Army in the area based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Gopalpora area of Chadoora in Budgam.

Security forces were fired upon by the militants as the search was on, police said. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight, they said.

In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.

Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter.

First Published: Feb 13, 2019 07:52 IST

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