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Two Militants Gunned Down In Encounter With Security Forces In J&K's Sopore

A police official said the search operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained the cordon to stop the militants from escaping.

21/06/2017 8:46 AM IST | Updated 21/06/2017 8:46 AM IST
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SRINAGAR -- Two militants were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Rafiabad area of Kashmir's Baramulla district, an Army official said.

The militants were holed up inside a house in Pazalpora village in Sopore township of the district.

The Army official said two weapons were seized and operations were still on in the area.

Following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation last night.

A police official said the search operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained the cordon to stop the militants from escaping.

The operation was resumed this morning and the gunfight started after the trapped militants opened fire on the forces, he said.

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