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2 militants killed during encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them and the forces retaliated, an official said.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2019 12:13 IST
Press Trust of India
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An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning, police said.(Waseem Andrabi / HT File Photo/Representative Image )

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said.

According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area.

As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, he said.

“Two militants have been killed in the Awantipora operation,” the official said, adding the bodies along with arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site.

The identity and affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, the official said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 14, 2019 10:48 IST