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Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Sopore

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation after reports said militants were holed up inside a house in Pazalpora village in Sopore township.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2017 10:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Army jawans take positions during an encounter with militants in Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Two militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday morning, police said.

Both the militants — identified as Basit and Gulzar — were local and members of the Hizbul Mujahedeen, sources said.

The encounter took place at Pazalpora area of Sopore where the two militants were holed up inside a house.

Following intelligence inputs, a joint team of the army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation on Tuesday night.

The search operation was halted for the night and resumed in the morning when the gunfight started.

Two weapons were recovered from the slain militants after the encounter.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 08:48 IST